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Master of Advanced Journalism

 

location
City campus

Min. duration
1.5 years full time or
2.5 years part time

course codes
UTS: C04321v1
CRICOS: 092500G
UAC: 940520

The Master of Advanced Journalism equips students with the skills, deep knowledge and adaptive capabilities to build a career in today's rapidly changing and often highly disrupted media landscape.

Students gain hands-on experience in reporting, editing and related production and design skills in a wide variety of text, audio and visual mediums. They have the opportunity to use, experience and think about emerging areas of journalistic practice, including drones, virtual reality and computer-assisted reporting, and work with leading practitioners in investigative, sports and entrepreneurial journalism.

The overarching aim is to foster agility and innovation in the local, regional and global media landscape.

The Master of Advanced Journalism equips students with the skills, deep knowledge and adaptive capabilities to build a career in today's rapidly changing and often highly disrupted media landscape.

Students gain hands-on experience in reporting, editing and related production and design skills in a wide variety of text, audio and visual mediums. They have the opportunity to use, experience and think about emerging areas of journalistic practice, including drones, virtual reality and computer-assisted reporting, and work with leading practitioners in investigative, sports and entrepreneurial journalism.

The overarching aim is to foster agility and innovation in the local, regional and global media landscape.

This course is part of an articulated program of study and is suitable for anyone interested in learning how to fully harness the power of journalism, from existing media professionals and journalism graduates needing to upgrade skills or try new things to people interested in realising the full potential of digital disruption.

Course aims

Graduates of the program:

  • have strong and flexible research, reporting and production skills and a critical understanding of contemporary media
  • are innovative practitioners and agile thinkers who are able to develop new ideas and practices across journalism and media
  • strive towards leadership positions that are grounded in ethical, professional and transparent practice
  • possess the ability to work across platforms, channels and disciplines in digital and emerging environments
  • have an understanding of the role of the media in local, regional, national and global contexts.

Typical study program

Typical course programs are shown below for full-time and part-time students, commencing in either Autumn or Spring session.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
57083 Advanced Journalism857083
57085 From Broadcast to Mobile Journalism and Beyond857085
Select 8 credit points from the following:8
CBK91223 Electives (Advanced Journalism)24cbk91223
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
57088 Journalism Studies857088
57192 Defamation, Drones and Ethics: Media Accountability857192
Select 8 credit points from the following:8
CBK91223 Electives (Advanced Journalism)24cbk91223

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.

Tuition fees are charged:

  • based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
  • based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
  • at the rates set for the current year and revised annually

Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only.  UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.

A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.

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Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$19,840 to A$34,080 per year.

Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $636. The total credit points are 72.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Career options include reporter, producer, presenter and editor across all types of private and public media, broadcast and publishing organisations including digital start-ups, the not-for-profit sector and non-media publishers.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM91174 Core subjects (Advanced Journalism)48
CBK91223 Electives (Advanced Journalism)24
Total72

Course structure explained

The course totals 72 credit points of study, made up of 48 credit points of core subjects and 24 credit points of electives.

Full-time students are required to undertake 24 credit points a session. Part-time students should undertake 8 or 16 credit points a session.

Additional information

Course duration

The course is one-and-a-half years of full-time or two-and-a-half years of part-time study.

Full time, on campus
Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

For applicants with a bachelor's degree:

  • the degree must be in the field of education, management and commerce, society and culture (e.g. Bachelor of Arts), or creative arts
  • if the degree is not in the field of education, management and commerce, society and culture, or creative arts, applicants must also have a minimum of two years' related professional work experience. Applicants must answer the employment question in the UAC application as employment experience is assessed according to the response provided.

For applicants with a master's, graduate diploma or graduate certificate:

  • the degree can be in any field of study.

In addition to the above, all applicants, except UTS undergraduate journalism graduates, need to submit the following:

  • a personal statement that outlines their interest in the course and demonstrates an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the media industry
  • a CV
  • an example of their professional work.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 6.5; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 24; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72 overall with a writing score 58; or CAE: 185-190 with a writing score 176.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Credit recognition

Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Journalism (C06104) are eligible for credit recognition for completed subjects.

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Journalism (C06104) and the Master of Advanced Journalism.

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UTS: Handbook

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