Bachelor of Communication and Media (Journalism)
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 24 units
- 3 years or part-time equivalent
Interview, investigate, and inform the world
Join the ranks of journalism professionals with our Bachelor of Communication and Media (Journalism). Journalism classes at USQ encourage practical learning that will prepare you for a diverse range of career options in this dynamic and exciting field.
Interview people, report the news, write feature stories, create and edit news packages, and design and produce packages for radio, television, online, and print. Learn from lecturers with years of industry experience as journalists.
Our strong industry partnerships will help you access news organisations for real opportunities to apply your knowledge. Third-year students undertake work placements as part of their studies.
|Courses to be studied||Units|
|plus 1 x 8-unit Journalism major||8|
plus 1 x second 8-unit major from Bachelor of Communication and Media*
*The second 8-unit major or minors can be selected from the Bachelor of Communication and Media or from another USQ undergraduate program such as, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business and Commerce, Bachelor of Information Technology, or Bachelor of Science.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 6344|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 18560|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to applyNote: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 2, 2017 - applications close Monday 3 July, with Semester 2 commencing on 10 July 2017.
- Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 7 November, with Semester 3 commencing on 14 November 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with Semester 1 commencing on 26 February 2018.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.