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Bachelor of Journalism for 2015

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Why study Bachelor of Journalism?

Do you want to be part of the new media? If so, jump on board at Monash. We are all too aware of the paradigm shift in recent times, with online and cross-platform journalism on the ascent. Whatever the future holds, this degree will provide you with the flexibility to find your niche in journalism.

We'll start you off with a solid foundation in all production technologies - print, video, radio and online - in metropolitan, regional and international contexts. You'll then move on to advanced skills in research and communication for professional practice, and we ensure you have a critical understanding of the role of journalism and the media in local, national and global contexts.

You'll learn from experienced industry professionals and academics. The school is home to such talents as Fay Anderson, a senior lecturer and co-author of Witnesses to War: The History of Australian Conflict Reporting and Susan Angel, an ex-ABC Radio news reporter and expert on online journalism and digital story-telling.

You could soon be contributing to our progressive, student-run online news outlets, such as Spectrum, a broad news publication, and Dangerous Ground, which investigates toxic sites around Victoria. Or you might end up working for local news organisations as part of your studies, as do many of our students.

Domestic

Entry requirements

Clearly in ATAR score (2014):

  • On Campus :84.00 Off Campus: n/a (Caulfield)

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 6,152 AUD
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Caulfield: full-time, part-time
  • Multi-modal at Caulfield: full-time, part-time

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Course code: 4042

CRICOS code: 069011E

Find out more

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Contact

Faculty of Arts
Tel: 1800 MONASH
(1800 666 274)
Web address: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

3 years full-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 28,700 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Caulfield: full-time
  • Multi-modal at Caulfield: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Course code: 4042

CRICOS code: 069011E

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online Enquiry: Enquire Now

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Equivalent Australian Year 12.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

TAFE

A minimum of Certificate IV with at least a distinction (70%) average is required to be considered for admission.

Recommended studies include courses that have high humanities content, e.g. professional writing and editing, liberal arts, media and communications, justice studies, marketing and public relations. Some credit may be granted for TAFE studies.

SINGLE UNIVERSITY UNITS

Applicants will be considered for admission with two single units completed at a credit (60%) average. Additional units (above the minimum of two) will enhance a student's application. Students are encouraged to consider units that relate to the arts or social sciences. Credit for any other previous studies will only be granted from those completed no more than 10 years prior to admission, however qualifications gained more than 10 years prior can be used for admission. Some units can be studied through Open Universities Australia. For more information, visit www.open.edu.au/public/course-and-units/arts

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

Qualification Caulfield
2014 ATAR clearly in for CSP On Campus :84.00 Off Campus: n/a

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

For off-campus (distance education) studies, apply directly to Monash if you are a non-VTAC applicant.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

For off-campus (distance education) studies, apply directly to Monash.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

2015 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Equivalent Australian Year 12.Please note English proficiency requirements must be met.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

TAFE

A minimum of Certificate IV with at least a distinction (70%) average is required to be considered for admission.

Recommended studies include courses that have high humanities content, e.g. professional writing and editing, liberal arts, media and communications, justice studies, marketing and public relations. Some credit may be granted for TAFE studies.

SINGLE UNIVERSITY UNITS

Applicants will be considered for admission with two single units completed at a credit (60%) average. Additional units (above the minimum of two) will enhance a student's application. Students are encouraged to consider units that relate to the arts or social sciences. Credit for any other previous studies will only be granted from those completed no more than 10 years prior to admission, however qualifications gained more than 10 years prior can be used for admission. Some units can be studied through Open Universities Australia. For more information, visit www.open.edu.au/public/course-and-units/arts

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

International subject prerequisites

Equivalent Australian Year 12. Please note English proficiency requirements must be met.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL.

English requirements for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking; TOEFL 550 with a TWE of 4.5; or an Internet-based TOEFL score of 79 with 21 in Writing, 12 in Listening, 13 in Reading and 18 in Speaking; Pearson Test of English(PTE)overall score of 58 with minimum of 50 in Listening, 50 in Reading, 50 in Speaking and 50 in Writing; Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) score of 45 or above (each skill must score weak or above) or Advanced (CAE) score of 58 or above (each skill must score borderline or above)

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

2015 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Qualification Caulfield
International Baccalaureate 28
A Level GCE (Click on the Undergraduate Qualifications Database link above for details on how the A-Level score is calculated.) 9

Applications

Semester one (March)

Apply directly to Monash

For off-campus (distance education) studies, apply directly to Monash if you are a non-VTAC applicant.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

For off-campus (distance education) studies, apply directly to Monash.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

Study areas

JOURNALISM

Our journalism program is the largest undergraduate journalism program in Australia. Our students are taught by real journalists. Through a combination of academic and practice-based work, students gain a solid foundation in all production technologies - print, video, radio and online - in metropolitan, regional and international contexts.

JOURNALISM STUDIES

Journalism studies complements the journalism major - they are typically taken together - but you can also take journalism studies as a stand-alone area of study. It takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on a range of areas including media studies, politics, economics, history and philosophy. Students learn about the context and practice of journalism in Australia and internationally, while developing skills in media research.

  • Career opportunities

    This is a hands-on, engaging and highly stimulating course that will give you the freedom to find your voice. Our journalism graduates have found work with The Age, ABC Radio, and community and regional newspapers across Victoria.

    More generally, you will find work in print, radio, television, publishing and electronic journalism within local, regional and international spheres.

    We help students connect with employers, find jobs and explore career options.

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