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COURSE

Master of Journalism

MC-JOURL

TAUGHT BY: School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

2years

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

400

About offering

In the world of contemporary journalism, organisations are seeking work-ready professionals with multidisciplinary knowledge as well as the technical skills of journalism.

As Western Australia’s premier journalism program, Curtin has the experience and industry connections to provide you with the best postgraduate experience for a career in journalism.

You will learn the skills of research, production and publishing of journalism for contemporary media formats and acquire crucial knowledge in media law and ethics.

You’ll have opportunities to publish and/or broadcast your journalism through Curtin’s media platforms. You may also do an internship at a local media organisation.

These courses are suitable for professionals from all disciplines considering a career change and may be suitable for practising journalists aiming to upgrade their qualifications.

You can enrol in a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master degree course and ‘stack’ your study to progress to the next qualification.

Students who complete the master degree to a high standard can apply for doctoral-level studies.

What you'll learn

  • understand and apply a range of learning strategies; take responsibility for one's own learning and development; sustain intellectual curiosity and develop a commitment to professional research and publication, as well as reflective practice
  • assess and evaluate information, and synthesise key facts, themes, and ideas in creating journalism
  • communicate appropriately with colleagues, professional contacts and a range of audiences. Assess the application of existing and emerging technologies on journalism to create effective professional work
  • understand the discipline Journalism and the role of journalists and journalism in a globalized world; understand and apply established knowledge, principles, and professional practices in Journalism
  • acknowledge the interrelationship between local, national, and global perspectives and the impact of these on journalism: recognise individual human rights, and appreciate the importance of cultural diversity and the sensitivities which may be created when engaging with and representing issues pertaining to marginalised groups
  • demonstrate professional behaviour and standards and work collaboratively within the legal and ethical parameters of journalism

How this course will make you industry ready

Curtin's partnership with Seven West Media

Curtin has signed a formal fieldwork agreement giving high-performing journalism students the opportunity to intern at Western Australia’s largest media company, Seven West Media.

Seven West Media owns Channel 7, PerthNow, Community Newspaper Group; and The West Australian, The Sunday Times and 20 WA regional newspapers.

The initiative adds to the journalism internship arrangements that Curtin has with the ABC, Channel 9, Channel 10, GWN and WAtoday.

Career information

The future of journalism

Journalism is a dynamic and fast-paced industry that has witnessed much change in recent decades. This has led to many new niche and boutique media startups, creating varied employment opportunities.

Many of Curtin’s journalism graduates find work at major media organisations. We aim to produce skilled multimedia journalists who thrive in the contemporary digital environment and can demonstrate the fundamental skills of research, interviewing, writing and broadcast presentation.

Industries

  • Media
  • Corporate and public sector communications
  • Public relations
  • Publishing

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

For admission to this course, you must have either:

  • a bachelor degree or equivalent in an unrelated field from a recognised institution OR
  • a Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Journalism. (Applicants may be eligible for credit for recognised learning.)

AND meet Curtin’s English language proficiency requirements.

For admission to this course, you must have either:

  • a bachelor degree or equivalent in an unrelated field from a recognised institution OR
  • a Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Journalism. (Applicants may be eligible for credit for recognised learning.)

AND meet Curtin’s English language proficiency requirements.

Essential course prerequisites

For admission to this course, you must have either:

  • a bachelor degree or equivalent in an unrelated field from a recognised institution OR
  • a Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Journalism. (Applicants may be eligible for credit for recognised learning.)

AND meet Curtin’s English language proficiency requirements.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice:

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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Where to get further information

Applicants applying for an undergraduate degree with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

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  • Curtin course code: MC-JOURL
  • CRICOS code: 0100573
  • This offering was last updated on: 15/11/2019