Duration

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

Commencing 2017

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/Entry Rank 2016*

8/84

Don't have the OP or rank?

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

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

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via 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 Communication and Arts

Email: communication-arts@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 2552

Web:

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

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; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

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

Web:

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelor of Journalism?

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

UQ has offered a highly respected Journalism program since 1921, making it the longest established and most extensive program in Australia. Our outlook is progressive and courses keep pace with the latest developments in, and thinking about, journalism. Distinguished journalists 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 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.

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/Entry Rank 2016*
8/84

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)
737001 - B Journalism

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via 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

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

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 units from the BJ List comprising:

  • 24 units from Part A; and
  • 8 units from Part B; and
  • 16 units of Electives from -
    • (i) part C (which may include up to 2 minors); and/or
      (ii) other courses
  • At least 28 units must be at advanced level
It is recommended that students do not take courses listed in the Public Relations major in the Bachelor of Communication for elective credit.

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