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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Journalism education at UTS is based on the principle that journalism exists as a public good to inform people based on their right to know. This degree develops professional skills across all media and critically engages with the intellectual, ethical and political foundations of journalism in the context of disruptive technological development and its impact on journalism in the digital era.

This degree combines a professional degree with immersion in another language and culture, enhancing professional training and career options. The combined course seeks to augment the value of journalism by broadening awareness and understanding of another language and culture.

This course is designed to meet the essential practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed for a career in journalism. Students gain a crucial understanding of the role that journalists play in creating a democratic public sphere, providing a forum for debate and giving voice to diverse communities. The course equips students with advanced research, writing, reporting and analytical skills for online, audio, television, video, print and social media; and knowledge of the intellectual, ethical and political foundations of journalism.

Career options are also enhanced by an international experience, making students more marketable to prospective employers.

NOTE - 

Students who commenced the Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Journalism) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies before 2016 can view their course program at Course transition arrangements.

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Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 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 options include reporter, producer, editor, social media editor, sub-editor, feature and freelance journalist, investigative journalist, researcher, and print, broadcast and online media content producer. Graduates can also find employment in areas related to journalism, such as communication adviser, content producers and as workers in government and non-government organisations and other civil society bodies, such as unions, universities and charities.

 

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Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

India

Successful completion of the All India Senior School Certificate Examination (CBSE) (10+2) with overall grades in best four academic subjects where A1=5, A2=4.5, B1=3.5, B2=3.0, C1=2.0, C2=1.5, D1=1, D2=0.5, or successful completion of the Indian School Certificate Examination (10+2) awarded by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) with an overall percentage grade average in the best four externally examined subjects.

Successful completion of the Higher Secondary School examinations from some state boards with a competitive pass may also be accepted.

Sri Lanka

Successful completion of the Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 3 Advanced level passes at the same sitting.

Pakistan

Successful completion of at least one full-time year of a four-year bachelor's degree at a recognized university or a completed 2 to 3 years bachelor degree at a recognized university.

Bangladesh

Successful completion of at least one full-time year of a four-year bachelor's degree at a recognized university or a completed 2 to 3 year bachelor degree at a recognized university.

Nepal

Successful completion of at least one full-time year of a four-year bachelor's degree at a recognized university or a completed 2 to 3 year bachelor degree at a recognized university.

There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program. Entry level to the various language and culture programs depends upon students' prior knowledge of the relevant language. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences.

Minimum English Language Requirements

  • Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0;
    or
  • TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21;
    or
  • AE5: Pass;
    or
  • PTE: 58-64;
    or
  • CAE: 176-184