Duration

3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2015

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Journalism.

Entry requirements

OP/Rank 2014*

11/77

* OP/Rank for entry into a program may change for 2015 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

737001 - B Journalism
737001 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme applies to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 6473

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Journalism and Communication

Email: sjc@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3346 8288

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Journalism.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 025992D

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6 (or comparable English language proficiency as per University policy) View the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 25080

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

To commence study in semester 2 - May 15 of the same year for Category 1 and 2 countries; April 15 of the same year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Why study the Bachelor of Journalism?

Journalism is an exciting occupation that allows you to meet many different kinds of people and to travel. The basis of journalism is information - discovering, collecting, assembling, analysing and presenting information. To do this effectively, journalists require highly developed skills in language, a good understanding of the media, an interest in current affairs and a broad general knowledge.

A journalist must be able to communicate clearly, concisely, accurately and quickly, and have an inquiring nature and well developed people skills. The University of Queensland has offered a highly respected Journalism program since 1921, making ours the longest established and most extensive program in Australia. Our outlook is progressive and our journalism courses keep pace with the latest developments in, and thinking about, journalism. Many distinguished journalists (in Australia and overseas) participate in activities associated with the program.

More types of journalism are practised today than ever before as the number of media outlets proliferates. To stand out from the crowd, successful journalists need to enhance their all-round competence with personal enterprise, innovation, imagination and creativity.

What you can study

The UQ program encourages you to develop your own vision of journalism by drawing on our vast collective experience of journalism practice and our research into journalism and communication.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Journalism.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Dual degree programs for the Bachelor of Journalism

Honours

Honours is available as an additional year of study.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Rank 2014*
11/77

* OP/Rank for entry into a program may change for 2015 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)
737001 - B Journalism

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 025992D

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6 (or comparable English language proficiency as per University policy) View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

To commence study in semester 2 - May 15 of the same year for Category 1 and 2 countries; April 15 of the same year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 6473

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 25080

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2015 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Journalism

Careers

Journalism graduates work in Australia and overseas within a wide range of print and broadcast media organisations. Career opportunities are found within:
# Metropolitan, national and regional newspapers
# Commercial radio and television stations
# Web and multimedia publications
# Specialty interest magazines and allied fields of publishing
# Marketing, communication and public relations
# National and overseas news organisations
# Self-employment as freelance journalists and photojournalists

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Journalism

To complete the Bachelor of Journalism, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #48 from the BJ List comprising:

  • #16 from Group 1;
  • #16 from Group 2; and
  • #16 of electives from undergraduate courses not offered by the School of Journalism and Communication which may include a #16 major or #8 minor.
  • At least #28 must be at advanced level.
Refer to BJ rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Journalism.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Journalism