Journalism

JournalismWhy research Journalism?

Research in journalism is within our Media Studies program which pioneered tertiary media study in Australia. We can supervise you in a wide range of areas. You can include a production component in your research. We provide video and radio production facilities, journalism laboratories and access to multimedia production. Collaborate with staff and present work in progress.

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).

Courses

Local students

2014 - apply now

Doctor of Philosophy (Humanities and Social Sciences)

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Anytime
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Bendigo
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
We support several areas of research expertise including archaeology,
communication and media studies, historical studies, linguistics, literary studies, philosophy, political science and sociology. A PhD thesis should not exceed 100 000 words.

Our academics work closely with a number of research centres, some of which are based within the faculty or University. For more details on our research centres and institutes, visit our website
Prerequisite
Masters or Honours degree of at least H2A standard, with dissertation demonstrating ability to undertake research at doctoral
level, or equivalent qualifications and/or demonstrated skills, experience, research, or publications.
Additional information
Prospective candidates should contact the Postgraduate Coordinator of the relevant department before making a formal application. Details are available at:
www.latrobe.edu.au/humanities/research.
How to apply
Apply now. You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Humanities and Social Sciences (Doctor)Melbourne
Humanities and Social Sciences (Doctor)Bendigo

Master of Arts

Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Anytime
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Bendigo
Melbourne
Other
Year
2014
Course description
We support several areas of research expertise including archaeology, communication and media studies, historical studies, linguistics, literary studies, philosophy, political science and sociology.

The thesis for a research Masters degree normally must not exceed 50 000 words. After two years of study, you may be permitted to transfer into a PhD if your work is judged to be of sufficient scope and merit.

For more details on our research centres and institutes, visit our website
Prerequisite
Honours degree of at least four years' full-time duration or Master's preliminary qualification, with at least an H2A result in the relevant discipline; or Pass degree and additional qualifications or demonstrated research skills or publications, or equivalent, approved by the University's Higher Degrees Committee.
Additional information
Prospective candidates should contact the Postgraduate Coordinator of the relevant department before making a formal application. Details are available at www.latrobe.edu.au/humanities/research
How to apply
Apply now. You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Arts (Humanities, Social Sciences) (Master)Melbourne

2015

Doctor of Philosophy (Humanities and Social Sciences)

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Anytime
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Bendigo
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
We support several areas of research expertise including archaeology, communication and media studies, historical studies, linguistics, literary studies, philosophy, political science and sociology. A PhD thesis should not exceed 100,000 words.

Our academics work closely with a number of research centres, some of which are based within the faculty or University. For more details on our research centres and institutes, visit our website
Prerequisite
Masters or Honours degree of at least H2A standard, with dissertation demonstrating ability to undertake research at doctoral
level, or equivalent qualifications and/or demonstrated skills, experience, research, or publications.
Additional information
Prospective candidates should contact the Postgraduate Coordinator of the relevant department before making a formal application. Details are available at:
www.latrobe.edu.au/humanities/research.
How to apply
Apply now. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
0Melbourne
0Bendigo

Master of Arts

Duration :
Two years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Anytime
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
We support several areas of research expertise including archaeology, communication and media studies, historical studies, linguistics, literary studies, philosophy, political science and sociology.

The thesis for a research Masters degree normally must not exceed 50,000 words. After two years of study, you may be permitted to transfer into a PhD if your work is judged to be of sufficient scope and merit.

Access more information on our research centres and institutes, visit our website.
Prerequisite
Honours degree of at least four years' full-time duration or Master's preliminary qualification, with at least an H2A result in the relevant discipline; or Pass degree and additional qualifications or demonstrated research skills or publications, or equivalent, approved by the University's Higher Degrees Committee.
Additional information
Prospective candidates should contact the Postgraduate Coordinator of the relevant department before making a formal application. Details are available at www.latrobe.edu.au/humanities/research
How to apply
Apply now. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
1Melbourne

How to apply

You can apply for research candidature at any time. However, applications for research scholarships close on 31 October.

To apply for Master's candidature, you need an Honours degree or Master's Preliminary. For Doctoral (PhD) candidature, you need a Master's or a Bachelor's degree with Honours, usually with a result of at least H2A.

Before applying, it's best to contact a potential academic supervisor and receive in-principle approval for your topic.

Once you've done this, you can download an application form [PDF 1.02Mb] and submit it to La Trobe's Research Services office. If you require this PDF in an alternative format, please contact rgs@latrobe.edu.au.

Fees and scholarships

Research degrees are funded by the Commonwealth Government via the Research Training Scheme (RTS) (fees may apply to some components of some Professional Doctorates).

There are a range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2014 - apply now

Doctor of Philosophy (Humanities and Social Sciences) (001732M)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Anytime
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
22 960
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
We support several areas of research expertise including archaeology,
communication and media studies, historical studies, linguistics, literary studies, philosophy, political science and sociology. A PhD thesis should not exceed 100 000 words.

Our academics work closely with a number of research centres, some of which are based within the faculty or University. For more details on our research centres and institutes, visit our website
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
You must have an Australian Master's degree or Bachelo'rs degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. You must also provide evidence of substantial prior research expertise.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
Humanities and Social Sciences (Doctor)Melbourne
Humanities and Social Sciences (Doctor)Bendigo

Master of Arts (002093G)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Anytime
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
22 960
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
We support several areas of research expertise including archaeology, communication and media studies, historical studies, linguistics, literary studies, philosophy, political science and sociology.

The thesis for a research Masters degree normally must not exceed 50 000 words. After two years of study, you may be permitted to transfer into a PhD if your work is judged to be of sufficient scope and merit.

For more details on our research centres and institutes, visit our website
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
You must have an Australian Bachelors degree with Honours at H2A level or higher, or approved international equivalent. If you
have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.
Additional information
There are a number of scholarships available for international students. Please view our website for further details.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
Arts (Humanities, Social Sciences) (Master)Melbourne

2015

Doctor of Philosophy (Humanities and Social Sciences) (001732M)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Anytime
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
24 330
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
We support several areas of research expertise including archaeology, communication and media studies, historical studies, linguistics, literary studies, philosophy, political science and sociology. A PhD thesis should not exceed 100,000 words.

Our academics work closely with a number of research centres, some of which are based within the faculty or University. For more details on our research centres and institutes, visit our website
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
You must have an Australian Master's degree or Bachelo'rs degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. You must also provide evidence of substantial prior research expertise.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
Humanities and Social Sciences (Doctor)Melbourne
Humanities and Social Sciences (Doctor)Bendigo

Master of Arts (002093G)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Anytime
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
24 330
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
We support several areas of research expertise including archaeology, communication and media studies, historical studies, linguistics, literary studies, philosophy, political science and sociology.

The thesis for a research Masters degree normally must not exceed 50,000 words. After two years of study, you may be permitted to transfer into a PhD if your work is judged to be of sufficient scope and merit.

Access more information on our research centres and institutes, visit our website.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
You must have an Australian Bachelors degree with Honours at H2A level or higher, or approved international equivalent. If you
have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
Arts (Humanities, Social Sciences) (Master)Melbourne

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fee costs for international students is indicated for each course above. There are also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Grants, scholarships and prizes

Find out more about grants and scholarships to support your study.

Finding a supervisor

One of the most important aspects of your research study will be finding a supervisor in Journalism.

Our staff specialising in Journalism include:

Christopher Scanlon is a writer and commentator whose writing has been published in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Courier-Mail, The Canberra Times, Business Spectator, The Monthly, RealTime, Overland and Arena Maga

Christopher Scanlon, Humanities and Social Sciences

Overseas research opportunities

La Trobe University has exchange arrangements with universities world-wide. The Media Studies Program has specific arrangements with Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York and Queen Margaret College in Edinburgh, Scotland. Also, our students have studied at a range of University of California campuses.  To learn more, please visit the Study Abroad program.

Support for your research

To find out about Faculty services and facilities for your postgraduate research, contact the Faculty Office.

Student and graduate profiles

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