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What will I learn?

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.

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

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

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law

CRICOS

0100573

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,600.00 (15,84,582) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $44,400; Eligible applicants for the Access Support Scholarship will receive AUD $1500 one-off fee remission against their Semester 1 2021 tuition fees for programs at Curtin’s Western Australian campuses.

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

Start date

Expected March, July 2022

Venue

Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,

BENTLEY,

Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A bachelor degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution or equivalent, and at least three years relevant work experience. English Language Requirements: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 60. IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 6.0; Overall band score: 6.5; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 79 Overall; Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.

For 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.)

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 60. IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 6.0; overall band score: 6.5; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 79 Overall; Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Curtin University

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019.

  • Top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2019)
  • Partnerships with 130+ education institutions worldwide
  • A truly global university, with international campuses
  • Offers a range of internationally recognised courses