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Overview

  • Join the list of our graduates including Leigh Sales, Peter Greste, Leila McKinnon, Conor Duffy and Karl Stefanovic.
  • Learn to prepare and present news through a variety of social channels and across online, print and broadcast platforms.
  • Go beyond the writing, communication and ethical foundations of journalism and build your production skills through hands-on experience in world class facilities.
  • 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.
QTAC course code 421222
QUT course code KC40
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2019 July, February
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Creative Industries Faculty
Enquiries Ask a question about this course
CRICOS code 096577J
Careers
  • Journalist
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant

Details

The world is a noisy place. So much chatter. So many points of view. There's a flood of facts flowing through our phones. How many of those facts are true? And how can today's journalist gather, process and present news stories that people can connect to? That's exactly what you're going to learn in this course.

Worth investigating

Our journalism degree will prepare you for a changing world. You'll learn to prepare and present news through a variety of social channels and across online, print and broadcast platforms.

Real-world learning

This course goes beyond the writing, communication and ethical foundations of journalism and builds your production skills through hands-on experience in world class facilities. You'll 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.

Professional recognition

Our journalism degree is recognised by the Australian Journalists' Association section of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.

Graduate success

Our journalism graduates have achieved distinction in high-profile news, media and public relations positions. Our graduates include senior Australian journalists such as Leigh Sales, Peter Greste, Leila McKinnon, Conor Duffy and Karl Stefanovic.

Industry connections

Learn from working professionals and internationally renowned scholars of journalism and media studies. Journalism staff maintain close links to the industry through their association with high-profile awards and organisations. For example, we have sponsored the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism and the Queensland Clarion Awards.

To view the latest student bulletins visit the QUT News website.

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

To meet the course requirements of the Bachelor of Communication (Journalism), you must complete a total of 288 credit points, made up of:

  • a journalism major (144 credit points)
  • four core units (48 credit points)
  • complementary studies: a second major (96 credit points), two minors (48 credit points each), or one minor (48 credit points) and 48 credit points chosen from unit options (electives).

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

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.

Don't meet the academic requirements? We can help!

We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

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

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry cut-offs

These cut-offs are based on the previous application period. The actual cut-offs may be higher or lower.

OP 8
Rank 84
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 major offer round.

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
  • 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
TOEFL iBT 79 16 16 21 18
Pearson PTE (Academic) 58 50 50 50 50
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 176 169 169 169 169
TOEFL iBT, IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
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.

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

We offer English language courses 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.

Additional entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

Course fees

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

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

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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Apply

How to apply for Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

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  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3
  2. Checked important dates
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked costs and scholarships
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Gathered supporting documents

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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