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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelors of Journalism / Arts

Become a global communicator and influence what the world reads, watches and understands, while equipping yourself with additional skills to succeed in the changing global workplace.

This dual degree gives you a deep understanding of the principles and practices of journalism, combined with the creative capabilities of an arts education.

Journalists tell important and impactful stories with a diverse skill-set, including writing, taking photographs, composing audio and video, and developing interactive websites. Using UQ's state-of-the-art software and equipment, you'll extend your theoretical knowledge by gaining sought-after skills in field recording and camera work, editing of sound, vision and pictures, data analysis, publishing and entrepreneurship, and multi-platform distribution.

With the Bachelor of Arts alongside, you'll gain creative and critical thinking skills that will help you build a portfolio of capabilities to expand your career opportunities.

Despite the highly competitive nature of journalism, UQ graduates have high success rates in securing jobs across the media. Career opportunities are found in web and multimedia publications, speciality interest magazines, marketing and public relations, and freelancing. Many employers, especially in large organisations, look for the additional skills an arts degree provides as these graduates have a broad, flexible education to complement their journalism studies.

Program highlights

  • Choose from more than 40 study areas across the humanities, social sciences and languages.
  • Study at state-of-the-art journalism premises and facilities.
  • If you're curious to learn, a dual degree with the Bachelor of Arts allows you to explore endless opportunities and get ready for almost any possible future.
  • Explore new frontiers in information gathering and dissemination, and take advantage of previously unforeseen opportunities for journalists.

Majors
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Ancient History/History
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Chinese
  • Chinese Translation and Interpreting
  • Classical Languages
  • Criminology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • English as an International Language
  • English Literature
  • Film and Television Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • International Relations
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Legal Education Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Digital Cultures
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Popular Music and Technology
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sports Studies
  • Studies in Religion
  • Writing

Minors
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Gender Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Music Psychology
  • Professional Pathways: Humanity and Society
  • Studies in Australian Culture

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Journalist
  • Reporter
  • Sub-editor
  • Marketing manager
  • Public relations account manager
  • Events and marketing coordinator
  • Media and communications officer
  • Content creator
  • Communications officer
  • Engagement manager

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Prerequisites
Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C).

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