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Field of Study

Journalism and Mass Communication

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Build on your knowledge of global journalism, mass communication and digital media, and acquire the skills required for academic research.

You'll complete advanced-level compulsory coursework that focuses on communication and cultural studies, including film, television, media and journalism.

Coursework will also cover the skills needed to plan and write your honours research thesis. During this substantial project, you'll produce an original piece of research by developing a relevant topic, applying methodologies and presenting your written conclusions.


1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2022

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Correspondent/Journalist
  • Journalist
  • Television journalist
  • Editor
  • Media correspondent 
  • Copywriter
  • Digital content writer
  • Academic researcher

How you'll learn

In 2023, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Research experience
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Topics in Journalism and Communication Studies
  • Research Methods & Project Management
  • Honours Research Thesis

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