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Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Communication and Media University of Wollongong




Course info


Studying a Bachelor of Journalism with a Bachelor of Communication and Media will help you succeed in advertising, public relations and corporate branding. You will learn how to present news and information to a wide range of audiences, while gaining the skills to write, edit and publish a broad variety of written materials. You will be able to research, plan, and execute communication campaigns and acquire skills in issue management, product publicity, crisis communications, and media relations.

The Bachelor of Communication and Media degree offers students a strong foundation in the global communication and media industries. This degree has a focus on preparing students for global careers in digital and social media, visual communication design, journalism, global screen media, marketing, communication and advertising. Students will encounter key ideas in the study and practice of media and communications, and gain flexible and transferable skills that will prepare them for informed engagement with the changing world of global media culture.

The Bachelor of Journalism provides in-depth hands-on training in journalism, converging media (radio, TV, web, phone, tablet), digital communication and multimedia storytelling. It has a strong professional focus, with an emphasis on practical learning with studio-based studies in multimedia content production. You will learn to research, produce and present entertaining and timely stories through video, audio, print and digital technologies including podcasting and webcasting, working both independently and collaboratively.

Combining studies in Journalism with a degree in Communication and Media will offer you a broad introduction to the ways that new media shapes our everyday lives - both in the workplace and in our communities. You'll learn critical and innovative thinking skills, and effective communication and creative writing skills, all of which are required for a successful career in a range of communication and journalism roles.

What you will study

The Bachelor of Communication and Media offers five majors - Digital and Social Media, Visual Communication Design, Journalism, Global Screen Media and Marketing, Communication and Advertising. You will need to select one major to specialise in throughout the duration of your degree. Students in the Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Communication and Media cannot take the Journalism major in the Bachelor of Communications and Media degree.

Career opportunities

  • Global Communications
  • Digital Publishing
  • Media Strategy and Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Copywriter
  • Market Research
  • Event Coordinator
  • Publicity Officer
  • Tourism Officer
  • Print/Television/Radio/Photo/Online Journalist
  • Government
  • Editor
  • Feature Writer
  • Reporter
  • Researcher
  • Advertising
  • Social Media Manager
  • Media Management Advisor
  • Communication Specialist
  • Corporate Communications
  • Content Development.



Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Communication and Media.

Full Time (4.5 years)

Tuition fees

A$28,176.00 (14,27,391) per year

AUD $126,792 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $14,088

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


02 Mar


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

Successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 7.0, reading 6.5, writing 7.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 98, reading 22, writing 25, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 69 Reading & Writing 69, Speaking & Listening 62

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