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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Graduate Diploma in Advanced Journalism

The Graduate Diploma in Advanced Journalism equips students with the skills, knowledge and agility to build a career in today's rapidly changing, multidiscipline and often highly disrupted digital 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. There is an emphasis on storytelling with digital tools, exploring innovation and embracing entrepreneurship.

Students have the opportunity to use, experience and think about emerging journalistic practices across different areas, including drones, virtual reality and computer-assisted reporting.
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.

Campus Information



  • 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 most types of public and private media, broadcast and publishing organisations.


PSW Opportunity




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,
    • links to applicant's own website, blogposts or published essays and opinion articles,
    • story-telling forms that include short stories, essays, and short documentary style audio and video recordings.

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

Minimum English Language Requirement

  • Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 6.5;
  • TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 24;
  • AE6: Pass;
  • PTE: 65-72 overall with a writing score 58
  • CAE: 185-190 with a writing score 176