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Many of Australia’s acclaimed journalists were educated at UTS, a leader in journalism undergraduate and postgraduate degrees for over three decades

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Students enrolled in UTS journalism produce multiplatform journalism in a range of styles and genres including investigative, political and environmental reporting. The emphasis is on developing journalists who are innovative, reflective and have a strong understanding of the role of journalism and the contexts in which it is practised in Australia and internationally.

Our academic teaching staff are all experienced journalists, many of whom are award winners and who continue to produce journalism as part of their research activities. 

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Undergraduate

Postgraduate - Advanced Journalism

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Why Journalism at UTS?

  • Be part of one of the most established and respected journalism programs in the country with top industry leaders including discipline head Peter Fray.
  • Opportunities to publish and develop a professional portfolio through UTS mediums such as: U:Mag, Vertigo (student magazine), 2SER-FM radio, Reportage and through our many industry internship opportunities.
  • Access to advanced technology and equipment to produce assignments, including: the new Journalism Lab, sound and film editing suites, radio and television studios, production labs, and hand-held equipment.
  • UTS journalism students regularly dominate national journalism education awards, including winning the Walkley Media Super Student Journalist of the year award in six of the last eight years, and winning many Ossie awards in the annual JEAA awards.
  • Benefit from strong international links and exchange opportunities in Asia, Europe and North America, including the European Erasmus Mundus Journalism, Media and Globalisation Masters Program.
  • Outstanding journalism graduates from other universities may apply to pursue advanced work in a separate one-year, full-time honours course.
  • UTS Alumni receive a 10% saving on tuition fees for full fee paying courses. For the full details and to check your eligibility please see - Alumni Advantage Program

Careers

Graduates work as reporters, producers, publishers, editors and sub-editors, feature and freelance writers, social media coordinators, investigative journalists, media researchers, and strategists in all areas of the media.

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What the students and graduates say

Whitney Fitzsimmons, UTS Master of Arts in JournalismWhitney Fitzsimmons
Master of Arts in Journalism
Executive Producer, Small Business Secrets, SBS TV

“My Masters degree boosted my confidence in writing for different media such as online publications, print, TV and radio.”

Matt Bungard, UTS Master of Arts in JournalismMatt Bungard
Master of Arts in Journalism
Journalist, The Sydney Morning Herald

“I enjoyed the variety of fields of study, the guidance from my tutors and the connections that completing this degree provided me with.”

Sarah Berry, UTS Master of Arts in JournalismSarah Berry
Master of Arts in Journalism
Health and lifestyle writer, Fairfax

“I chose UTS journalism course because it had the best reputation, and it didn’t disappoint.” 

Lynda Kinkade, UTS Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) studentLynda Kinkade
BA Communication (Journalism)
News Anchor, CNN

“I choose UTS to study journalism because of its strong reputation for delivering in-depth and hands-on experience.”

Sam Buckingham-Jones, UTS Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies studentSam Buckingham-Jones
BA Communication (Journalism) BA International Studies
Journalist, The Australian

“My degree gave me the contacts, the know-how, and the mental stamina to withstand a difficult, and often-unrelenting job.”

Esther Han, UTS Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Journalism) Bachelor of International Studies studentEsther Han
BA Communication (Journalism) BA International Studies
Consumer Affairs Editor, Sydney Morning Herald

“If you want to be a journalist, why not start now. Observe the world around you, and ask yourself why the people, the environment, the infrastructure, the culture, and so on, are the way they are. Sniff out the contradictions, interrogate the players or find something worth sharing, then write.”

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