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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing

Course code: #MBJR

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing

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Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $30,800 AUD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

  • CRICOS Code

    082449K

Highlights
Industry Project
Internship
Project

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Options
Practical Experience

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 31-January-2023 2023-01-31
Winter-July 30-June-2023 2023-06-30

Overview

Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing

This degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to work as a journalist and writer in mainstream media and communication fields. 

An emphasis on professional writing also opens doors to a wide variety of allied professions, such as technical writing, tender presentations, marketing and communication. 

You will:

  • learn how to author and edit written and visual texts within journalism and non journalism environments
  • gain greater knowledge and understanding of journalism's role in society
  • develop the production skills required by news and online media, including filming and editing, problem solving and decision-making
  • learn how to use industry-standard equipment and software
  • develop analytical and research skills

A final year journalism industry internship or project will further extend your knowledge and training.

This is the only journalism degree in South Australia. 

graduates are also some of the most recognisable personalities in the media landscape, with many going on to secure positions with the ABC, SBS,NITV, InDaily, Crikey, The Advertiser and The Australian, on commercial radio and TV networks, and at a range of digital and niche news sites and magazines.

offer industry standard on-campus facilities, including a TV studio that boasts one of South Australia’s largest green screens, and a radio studio. 

This means you will graduate with plenty of practical experience and a portfolio of stories. 

You can even be part of the University’s own radio station, which is broadcast live on the internet, TV show, which airs on Channel 44, or get your work published in online student publication, On the Record or the national student publication, The Junction. 

A media internship or project during your final year will help to further develop these vital practical skills, your understanding of the media, and is a great way to build important industry networks.

 

Real-world connections

lecturers have extensive journalism industry experience, which means you will be well-informed of major issues facing working journalists today. 

You will also benefit from the University’s excellent industry connections – these connections will assist you as you begin to create and build a professional network. 

Gain real-world experience when you complete an internship or industry project during your final year.

In your final year, you will have the opportunity to complete an internship at a media organisation. 

UniSA offers an extensive range of career-related events and workshops online, on campus and around Adelaide to develop your skills and increase your knowledge.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$36,000

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $8,184
Accommodation 1 bed room $5,200
Tuition 1 person $30,800

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.38 AUD / 1 hour

in Australia every student can work 40 hour per fortnight

Required documents

  • A certified copy of the personal details page and signature page of your passport.
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts and graduation certificates, including information on your institution’s grading system, as required.
  • English language test results (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL) where applicable.
  • Detailed syllabi/course outlines of previous studies if you are applying for credit or advanced standing.
  • Additional academic and employer references, if required

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
-
listening
6
writing
-
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

60
-
listening
18
writing
-
speaking
18
reading

PTE

50
-
listening
50
writing
-
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

169
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Successful completion of the Centre for English Language at the University of South Australia (CELUSA) Academic English Program: Level 4 (AE4)

 

If you do not meet the English language entry requirements, you can successful completion of the Centre for the English Language at the University of South Australia (CELUSA) Academic English Program. 

 
If they successfully complete the AE program at an appropriate level, students applying to these institutions will not need to take IELTS or any other English language test. 

Depending on their English level upon commencement of the AE program and their required IELTS score for further studies, students will study for between 10 and 40 weeks.


Academic background and requirement

Prerequisites

None

Assumed Knowledge

None

 

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program or an equivalent program in your home country or a recognised Pathway or Foundation Studies Program.

If you are an international student studying Year 12 in Australia, you need to apply via the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC). 

 

India (best 4): 60%

 

Canada High School (OSSD): 60%

 

Iran: Pre-University Certificate, National High School Diploma

Successful completion of the Pre-University Certificate OR High School Diploma

 

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements and essential requirements for admission:

 

Recent secondary education
Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent
AND

  • Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and achieve a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR), or
  • Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or
  • Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

Applicants who have not achieved the Selection Rank required for automatic selection may be selected for any remaining places based on the grades of their year 12 subjects.

OR
Higher education study

  • Complete or partly complete a recognised higher education program at a recognised higher education institution, or
  • Complete at least four Open Universities Australia (OUA) courses at the undergraduate level or above

OR
Vocational Education and Training (VET)

  • Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Certificate IV or above

OR
Work and life experience

  • Qualify for Special Entry, or
  • Complete a UniSA Foundation Studies program or equivalent, or
  • Hold completed secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE obtained more than 2 years in the past

Career opportunities

  • journalist
  • reporter
  • tv/radio presenter and/or interviewer
  • researcher/producer
  • scriptwriter
  • communication specialist
  • copywriter
  • editor

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