Students who commenced the Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Journalism) before 2016 can view their course program at Course transition arrangements.
3 years full time
Journalism education at UTS is based on the principle that professional journalism is founded on the public's right to know. This degree develops professional skills across all media and critically engages with the intellectual, ethical and political foundations of journalism.
This course is designed to meet the essential practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed for a career in journalism. Students gain a crucial understanding of the role that journalists play in creating a democratic public sphere, providing a forum for debate and giving voice to diverse communities. The course equips students with advanced research, writing, reporting and analytical skills for print, television, video, radio, audio and online media; and knowledge of the intellectual, ethical and political foundations of journalism.
All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.
In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.
The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).
The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).
Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.
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 cost.
You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.
Area of study and
(per EFTSL or 48 cp)
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$27,040 to A$40,350 per year.
Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition 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 $698. The total credit points are 144.
All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:
- Protocol on fees and refunds for international students - contains the fee and refund conditions for international students
- Tuition Protection Service - designed to ensure that students receive the tuition they have paid for
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.
Career options include reporter, producer, publisher, editor, sub-editor, feature and freelance journalist, investigative journalist, media researcher, and print, broadcast and online media strategist.
Course completion requirements
|STM91104 Communication core||24|
|CBK91115 Cross-disciplinary electives||24|
Course structure explained
Students must complete 144 credit points consisting of 24 credit points of core subjects, a 48-credit-point major and potential 48-credit-point second major (subject to application), and 24 credit points of cross-disciplinary electives. Students who do not meet the requirements to study the second major complete 48 credit points of electives.
Industrial training/professional practice
Students take part in relevant and applied journalism tasks throughout the course and must undertake a professional internship with a media organisation.
The course is offered on a three-year, full-time basis.
Full time, on campus
Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.
The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.
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.
Year 12 bonus schemeTo see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.
Scholarships, prizes and awards
For Communication students
Only for international students
For all domestic students
Only for Aboriginal Australian or Torres Strait Islander students
Prizes and awards
For Communication students
Download a course guide
UTS: HandbookSee the Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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