Overview

In a world driven by media, journalists play an increasingly important role in informing communities about global affairs, politics and government, crime and policing, business and finance, trade and economics, as well as education, health, entertainment, and culture. Journalism is also often called ‘the front line of history’ because journalists write stories about the world around them and these become part of the historical record.

At USQ, Journalism students have a choice of two majors which will help them determine what type of career they wish to have. 

The Journalism Studies major provides students with the opportunity to develop writing, communication and research skills across a range of industries, and is particularly attractive to students who wish to become researchers and scholars of journalism, educators, or media commentators. Journalism Studies students often combine their majors with other areas such as History, English Literature, International Relations, Creative Writing, or Legal Studies.

In contrast, the Journalism Extended major is for students who wish to become a journalist and build a career as a reporter, feature writer, digital content creator, editorial designer, or editor. The Journalism major provides students with flexible and highly transferable skills and knowledge to interview sources, and to research, investigate, report, write, edit, design and produce journalistic content. Through practical learning activities and assessment, you will gain experience in being a journalist for a variety of platforms including social media, online news, magazines, and newspapers.Journalism students often combine their studies with other areas such as International Relations, Legal Studies, Criminology, History, Social Justice, Politics, Economics, Marketing, Photography, Public Relations, and Advertising.

Explore USQ's Journalism degrees

Journalism

Undergraduate
Associate Degree of Business and Commerce
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus:
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July
  • November
Bachelor of Arts Major Journalism (Extended)
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus:
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July
  • November
Bachelor of Arts Major Journalism Studies
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus:
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July
  • November
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Major Journalism Studies
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus:
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus:
  • Ipswich
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July
  • November
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus:
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July
  • November
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus:
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July
  • November
Bachelor of Communication and Media Major Journalism
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus:
  • Toowoomba
  • Springfield
Start date:
  • February
  • July
  • November
Bachelor of Communication and Media Major Journalism (Extended)
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus:
  • Toowoomba
  • Springfield
Start date:
  • February
  • July
  • November
Bachelor of General Studies
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus:
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July
  • November
Postgraduate
Master of Arts Specialisation Humanities & Communication
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus:
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July
Research
Doctor of Philosophy
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus:
  • Ipswich
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July
Doctor of Professional Studies
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus:
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July
  • November
Master of Professional Studies (Research)
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus:
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July
  • November

Emma

Media & Communication
Practical placements allowed Emma Rae to gain hands-on experience in the journalism industry. Receiving a placement with Channel 7 as part of her degree, she learned to adapt to the fast-pace journalistic environment.
Read more

Sign up for the latest information

Be the first to receive updates about studying Journalism at USQ.
USQ is collecting the personal information on this form for support for students and prospective students and for marketing purposes. Further information concerning privacy is available.