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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Master of Advanced Journalism

The Master of Advanced Journalism equips students with the skills, deep knowledge and adaptive capabilities to build a career in today's rapidly changing and often highly disrupted media landscape.

Students gain hands-on experience in reporting, editing and related production and design skills in a wide variety of text, audio and visual mediums. They have the opportunity to use, experience and think about emerging areas of journalistic practice, including drones, virtual reality and computer-assisted reporting, and work with leading practitioners in investigative, sports and entrepreneurial journalism.

The overarching aim is to foster agility and innovation in the local, regional and global media landscape.

This course is part of an articulated program of study and is suitable for anyone interested in learning how to fully harness the power of journalism, from existing media professionals and journalism graduates needing to upgrade skills or try new things to people interested in realising the full potential of digital disruption.

Campus Information

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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, presenter and editor across all types of private and public media, broadcast and publishing organisations including digital start-ups, the not-for-profit sector and non-media publishers.

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

 

All applicants, except undergraduate journalism graduates, need to submit the following:

  • a CV
  • an example of their professional work. This includes:
    • links to or the text of any journalistic work, or
    • links to applicant's own website, blogposts or published essays and opinion articles, or
    • storytelling forms that include short stories, essays, and short documentary style audio and video recordings.

If none of the above is available, applicants may provide a short essay of no more than 1000 words about key challenges facing journalism and the news media industry.

For applicants with a bachelor's degree:

  • the degree must be in the field of education, management and commerce, society and culture (e.g. Bachelor of Arts), or creative arts
  • if the degree is not in the field of education, management and commerce, society and culture, or creative arts, applicants must also have a minimum of two years' related professional work experience. Employment experience is assessed according to the response provided by applicants via the employment question on their UTS e-application.

For applicants with a master's, graduate diploma or graduate certificate qualification, the qualification can be in any field of study.

Minimum English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 6.5;
    or
  • TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 24;
    or
  • AE6: Pass;
    or
  • PTE: PTE: 65-72 overall with a writing score 58;
    or
  • CAE: 185-190 with a writing score 176.