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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Journalism

Communicate local, national, and global stories through traditional and emerging media platforms.

Journalists tell important and impactful stories with a diverse skill set: writing, taking photographs, composing audio and video, developing interactive websites and much more. As a journalist, you will use powerful storytelling techniques to give a voice to local and global issues.

Using UQ's state-of-the-art production facilities, you'll extend your theoretical knowledge by gaining sought-after skills in field recording and camera work, sound editing, vision and pictures, data analysis, publishing and entrepreneurialism, and multi-platform distribution.

You'll also gain valuable insights into current production values and practices from the on-site Media and Production Support team, and industry professionals drawn from leading media outlets.

Despite the highly competitive nature of journalism, UQ graduates have high success rates in securing jobs across the media – in metropolitan and national newspapers, commercial and public radio and television, news agencies and magazines in Australia and around the world, with many now in senior positions.

Program highlights

  • Learn production and editing using state-of-the-art facilities, combining creative storytelling with technical skills
  • Graduate with the resourcefulness and skills to simultaneously report online, on-air, in writing, and across social platforms
  • Explore new digital frontiers in journalism, drawing on interviews, complex data analysis, observation, and research to produce rich media content
  • Undertake internships through partnerships with major national and international media outlets

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. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Journalist
  • Digital content producer
  • Social media manager
  • Photographer
  • Broadcaster
  • Content writer
  • Public relations coordinator
  • Camera operator

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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