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Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)/Bachelor of Justice

Combine journalism and justice for roles including journalist with a specialty in areas of justice, media manager for legal environments, or analyst of legal matters for media organisations.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
9
Selection
rank
82

This course is being offered for the first time in 2019.

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Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
409492
CRICOS
096582A

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • Learn to prepare and present news through a variety of social channels and across online, print and broadcast platforms.
  • Access newsrooms, radio and TV studios and contribute to QUT News and other outlets. You'll also have the opportunity to apply for industry internships and international exchanges.
  • Learn from working professionals and internationally renowned scholars of journalism and media studies.
  • Undertake combined studies in criminology and policing, or policy and governance.
  • Complete work placements in a range of community and government organisations to get real justice industry connections.
  • Work as a journalist with a specialty in areas of justice such as criminology, policing, policy and governance, a media manager for legal environments, or an analyst of legal matters for media organisations.

Highlights

  • Learn to prepare and present news through a variety of social channels and across online, print and broadcast platforms.
  • Access newsrooms, radio and TV studios and contribute to QUT News and other outlets. You'll also have the opportunity to apply for industry internships and international exchanges.
  • Learn from working professionals and internationally renowned scholars of journalism and media studies.
  • Complete work placements in a range of community and government organisations to get real justice industry connections.
  • Undertake combined studies in criminology and policing, or policy and governance.
  • Work as a journalist with a specialty in areas of justice such as criminology, policing, policy and governance, a media manager for legal environments, or an analyst of legal matters for media organisations.
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What to expect

Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

You'll get hands-on production experience in industry-standard newsrooms, studios, post-production and editing suites for radio, television, online and print production. You'll have access to the latest AV equipment and software, and 24-hour student computer labs.

You will benefit from connection to industry experts through experienced teaching and tutoring staff and guest lecturers. You will collaborate with students from other disciplines, to provide a richer learning experience that reflects real-world working environments you will experience in your career. You can even submit your university projects for recognition through industry awards.

With a double degree, you'll gain an even broader range of skills and knowledge and greater career flexibility. This is a popular option for students seeking careers in support roles in the creative industries, or wanting to work in a creative role in other industries.

Bachelor of Justice

You will be job-ready by exploring the most recent theory and practice of social justice, and gain problem-solving, analytical and applied computer skills that are relevant to the workplace.

With your double degree you could work as a journalist with a specialty in areas of justice such as criminology, policing, policy and governance, a media manager for legal environments, or an analyst of legal matters for media organisations.

Tailor your studies and choose from two majors: policy and governance, or criminology and policing.

The policy and governance major offers you the opportunity to learn policy analysis and the intricacies of how government officers research, analyse, recommend and develop policies in the justice sphere. Particularly, it gives you an insight into how policy is implemented and critiqued, and evolves through government and its departments.

The criminology and policing major details punishment and penal policy, crime research methods, and your choice of units in eco crime, sex crime, death investigation, crime in pop culture, drugs and intelligence, among others.

The course is consistently refreshed to meet the needs of the community, government and police agencies for skilled staff. You will also benefit from academic staff who have worked in these areas and bring real-life examples and experience to your learning.

At a theoretical level, you will engage with the concepts of social justice, human rights and equality to understand the way in which society defines, polices and punishes criminal behaviours.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Opportunities include working as a journalist with a specialty in areas of justice such as criminology, policing, policy and governance, as a media manager for legal environments, or an analyst of legal matters for media organisations.

Possible careers

  • Aid Work Manager
  • Community Worker
  • Family Services Officer
  • Government Officer
  • Journalist
  • Ministerial policy adviser
  • Police Officer (Australian Federal)
  • Policy Officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Program Leader
  • Program Manager
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant

Requirements

OP 9
Rank 82
This course is being offered for the first time in 2019.

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

Don't have an OP or rank?

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Starting uni in 2021?

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Course code
ID09
QTAC code
409492
CRICOS code
096582A
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

409492 Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)/Bachelor of Justice

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2018 information is not available.

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

OP
9
Rank
82
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in an Australian school system or equivalent.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $6,800 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $31,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019 fees

2019: CSP $6,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019 fees

2019: $30,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future and current undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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