Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Year and Campus:||2014 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||200 credit points taken over 24 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
Associate Professor Margaret Simons
Office of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts
The program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers in journalism and journalism-related fields, and for journalists and other professional practitioners working in the contemporary media industry who wish to develop additional advanced skills and knowledge.
The program teaches the full range of journalism skills and critically engages with the professional conventions of journalism, with ethical and legal issues that impact on journalism, and with contemporary questions such as how new media technologies influence journalism practices.
Students who complete the Master of Journalism should:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
200 point program
Duration: 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time
The Master of Journalism 200 point program requires:
Coursework Only Option:
Journalism Project Option:
150 point program
The Master of Journalism 150 point program requires:
Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
The Master of Journalism 100 point program requires:
All students are required to complete the Capstone Requirement for the program (25 points). Students must complete one capstone option -
Capstone Stream 1: JOUR90010 Applied Professional Practice (12.5 points) and JOUR90002 Journalism Thesis (37.5 points)
Capstone Stream 2: JOUR90002 Journalism Thesis (37.5 points)
Please note the following:
JOUR90002 Journalism Thesis two consecutive semesters
JOUR90012 Journalism Project requires three consecutive semesters of enrolment
Capstone Stream 3: JOUR90012 Journalism Project (37.5 points) is only available to students in 200 Point Master of Journalism and 150 Point Master of Journalism program.
The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to pursue successfully the course using the following criteria:
For the 200 point program:
An undergraduate degree (equivalent to an Australian undergraduate degree), with at least H2B (70%) average or equivalent
For the 150 point program:
An undergraduate degree (equivalent to an Australian undergraduate degree), in a cognate discipline, with at least H2B (70%) average or equivalent
An undergraduate degree (equivalent to an Australian undergraduate degree) and a Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline with an average of at least H2B (70%) or equivalent
An undergraduate degree (equivalent to an Australian undergraduate degree), in any discipline, with at least H2B (70%) average or equivalent, and one year of documented, relevant work experience or equivalent
For the 100 point program:
An honours degree (equivalent to a four year Australian Honours Degree), in a cognate discipline, with at least H2B (70%) average or equivalent
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry.
Students who successfully complete the minor thesis with an overall grade point average of 75% or greater in their degree may be eligible to enrol in a higher research degree.
Knowledgeable across disciplines:
Leaders in Communities:
Attuned to cultural diversity:
Active global citizens:
|Links to further information:||http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/mcp/master-of-journalism.html|
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