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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelors of Science / Journalism

Combine the flexibility of a science degree with a professional journalism qualification, and become uniquely equipped for a rapidly evolving careers market.

This dual degree program brings together the analytical rigour of scientific training and the research and communication skills of journalism.

The Bachelor of Science degree offers one of the broadest selections of science disciplines in Australia. Mix and match course combinations from general science and non-science disciplines and focus on your specialisation with single, extended or dual majors to deepen your knowledge in your second and third years. You'll gain relevant, real-world experience through employability and work-integrated learning opportunities such as internships, industry placements, research projects and international study opportunities.

The Bachelor of Journalism is a professional program aimed at preparing you for entry into work in journalism and related fields. It develops a deep understanding of journalism and its media and communication contexts, and the skills and reflection necessary to be a journalist.

The core set of courses introduce you to the central features of scientific and journalistic theory and practice. By combining these courses with the majors, you can tailor a career path to achieve your professional and personal goals.

Program highlights

  • Choose from 40 majors, from Archaeology to Zoology.
  • Stand out from the crowd with this innovative dual degree.
  • Attain media, communication and journalism skills, with either a broad scientific background or specialisation in one area.

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

  • Archaeological Science
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biophysics (Dual Major)
  • Chemical Sciences (Dual Major)
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Sc and Biochem & Molecular Biol (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Biomedical Science (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Chemistry (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Computer Science (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Ecology (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Genetics (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Geographical Sciences (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Geological Sciences (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Marine Science (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Mathematics (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Microbiology (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Physics (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Plant Science (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Psychology (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Statistics (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Zoology (Dual Major)
  • Computer Science
  • Ecology
  • Food Science and Nutrition (Dual Major)
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Genetics
  • Geographical Sciences
  • Geological Sciences
  • Marine Biology (Extended Major)
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Plant Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

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

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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

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); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C); and one of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C).

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