Journalism

JournalismWhy study Journalism?

If you are an undergraduate student with a strong academic record, Honours in Journalism gives you the opportunity to pursue a year long program of study (two years part-time) which combines coursework and research in a specialised area of knowledge.  You can also elect to undertake a combined Honours year and gain expertise in two areas of study for a broad-ranging qualification.  Complete the Honours program with a high overall grade to qualify for entry into the Masters by Research program, or, in cases of high achievement, direct entry into the PhD program.

Career opportunities

Television, film, radio, print and online production, journalism, media law, marketing, advertising, teaching, communications, industry funding organisations, campaign or advocacy officer, media expert, policy and research officer (Government, business, academic, NGO).

Course information

Local students

Structure

Coursework

Two coursework subjects (60 credit points). Bachelor of Journalism students enrolling in Honours are strongly encouraged to complete Dilemmas in Journalism (MST2DIJ) prior to applying.

A thesis (12 000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work.

Entry requirements

To apply for entry to honours following completion of the degree, you are expected to have completed at least 130 credit points of Journalism subjects with an average mark of 70% or better.

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

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International students

Structure

Coursework

Two coursework subjects (60 credit points). Bachelor of Journalism students enrolling in Honours are strongly encouraged to complete Dilemmas in Journalism (MST2DIJ) prior to applying.

A thesis (12 000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work.

Entry requirements

To apply for entry to honours following completion of the degree, you are expected to have completed at least 130 credit points of Journalism subjects with an average mark of 70% or better.

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

Apply Now

Related study options

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Your study experience

Student work

upstart is a project of La Trobe's Journalism, Media Studies and Cinema Studies programs. The site showcases the writing of emerging journalists.

 

Student and graduate profiles

Students of the Faculty talk about their experience at La Trobe.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences or focus on staff in Journalism.