Master of Journalism

General

Program Description

  • CRICOS code: 0100573
  • Intake: February
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Location: Perth
  • Study mode: Full-time
  • Indicative first-year fee: AUD$29,200

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Course description

In the world of contemporary journalism, organisations are seeking work-ready professionals with multidisciplinary knowledge as well as the technical skills of journalism. As Western Australia’s premier journalism program, Curtin has the experience and industry connections to provide you with the best postgraduate experience for a career in journalism. You will learn the skills of research, production and publishing of journalism for contemporary media formats and acquire crucial knowledge in media law and ethics. You’ll have opportunities to publish and/or broadcast your journalism through Curtin’s media platforms. You may also do an internship at a local media organisation. These courses are suitable for professionals from all disciplines considering a career change and for practising journalists aiming to upgrade their qualifications. You can enrol in a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master degree course and ‘stack’ your study to progress to the next qualification. Students who complete the master degree to a high standard can apply for doctoral-level studies.

Admission criteria

For admission to this course, you must have either:

  • a bachelor degree or equivalent in an unrelated field from a recognised institution OR
  • a graduate certificate or diploma in journalism. (Applicants may be eligible for credit for recognised learning.) AND
  • meet Curtin’s English language proficiency requirements.

The future of journalism

Journalism is a dynamic and fastpaced industry that has witnessed much change in recent decades. This has led to many new niche and boutique media startups, creating varied employment opportunities. Many of Curtin’s journalism graduates find work at major media organisations. We aim to produce skilled multimedia journalists who thrive in the contemporary digital environment and can demonstrate the fundamental skills of research, interviewing, writing and broadcast presentation.

Industries

  • Media
  • Corporate and public sector communications
  • Public relations
  • Publishing

Breaking news: Curtin partners with Seven West Media

Curtin has signed a formal fieldwork agreement giving high-performing journalism students the opportunity to intern at Western Australia’s largest media company, Seven West Media. Seven West Media owns Channel 7, PerthNow, Community Newspaper Group; and The West Australian, The Sunday Times and 20 WA regional newspapers. The initiative adds to the journalism internship arrangements that Curtin has with the ABC, Channel 9, Channel 10, GWN and WAtoday.

For more information visit curtin.edu/master-journo

Last updated Dec 2019

About the School

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