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Bachelor of Journalism (Honours)

Overview

Undertake advanced academic study and to develop research skills to advance your career in journalism.

The Honours program is an extra year of study which follows on from the Bachelor of Journalism. It's designed to enable you to undertake advanced academic study and develop your leadership skills for the profession of journalism.

The aim of the program is to further develop the skills you gained at an undergraduate level by giving you opportunities for in-depth research and leadership under close supervision from world-class academics. You'll research a journalism-related issue and present your findings in the form of a thesis.

The Honours course gives you the opportunity to develop your workplace skills and professional network working alongside academics and industry professionals.

The knowledge and skills you'll develop are widely valued and can be used in a variety of careers in media, online content development, broadcasting, publishing and marketing.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1 Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023)
Program Code
2041
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$35840 (2022 indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
2041
CRICOS Code
081756G
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Establish a solid foundation for your professional journalistic practice and launch your career through your honours year thesis.
  • Open doors to postgraduate study and research options.
  • Benefit from close support from UQ's leading academics and enhance your research and project management skills.

1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2022

46 in the world for sociology

QS World University Rankings 2022

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

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

  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

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

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:

  • Journalist
  • Digital content producer
  • Copywriter
  • Research academic
  • Broadcast writer
  • Broadcaster

Graduate salary

Communications (undergraduate)

$51K–$57K

compared.edu.au

Next steps after graduation

Graduates of the Honours program have gone on to work for major national and international media outlets, as well as working in universities as researchers and academics.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

  • Bachelor of Journalism from the University (or equivalent); and
  • have gained a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 on a 7-point scale; or

  • satisfy the executive dean that the person is qualified to undertake the program based on the person's academic records and subject to completion of additional work, if set.

Other Entry Requirements
  • The head of school may limit places depending on supervisor availability.
  • Once eligibility is established, entry is via a competitive selection process based on GPA.

Prerequisites

  • Bachelor of Journalism from the University (or equivalent); and
  • have gained a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 on a 7-point scale; or

  • satisfy the executive dean that the person is qualified to undertake the program based on the person's academic records and subject to completion of additional work, if set.

Other Entry Requirements
  • The head of school may limit places depending on supervisor availability.
  • Once eligibility is established, entry is via a competitive selection process based on GPA.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$14,630

2022

Fee information for 2023 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2022.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $35,840

2023

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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