Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Year and Campus:||2015 - 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
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
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:
Minor Thesis 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 (at least 25 points). The capstone subjects are:
Capstone Stream 1: JOUR90002 Journalism Thesis (37.5 points)
Purpose: An opportunity to integrate knowledge and research skills to address a specific Journalism research by planning and executing a substantial research-based project.
Capstone Stream 2: JOUR90012 Journalism Project (37.5 points)
Purpose: An opportunity to complete a substantial professionally focussed project under industry standard supervision. This might be a book, portfolio of articles or other substantial journalistic project.
Capstone Stream 3: JOUR90010 Newsroom-Applied Professional Practice (12.5 points) and JOUR90003 Journalism Internship (12.5 points)
Purpose: An opportunity to complete a professionally focussed project under industry standard supervision, aimed at publication in The Citizen, and participating in the newsroom experience and also completing a 20 day placement in the industry.
Please note the following:
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
• an undergraduate degree with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent.
Meeting this requirement does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
• prior academic performance; and
• relevance of previous studies.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Admission and Selection into Course Policy.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 7 is required.
Applicants with the following may be awarded up to 50 points of credit:
• an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline, with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%) or equivalent; or
• an undergraduate degree in any discipline and a Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline, with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%) or equivalent; or
• an undergraduate degree in any discipline, with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%) or equivalent, and at least one year of documented, relevant work experience.
Applicants with the following may be awarded up to 100 points of credit:
• an honours degree in a cognate discipline, with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent; or
• an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline, with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent, and at least two years of documented, relevant work experience.
Applicants seeking credit for relevant work experience must document their experience with a brief curriculum vitae detailing the experience, contact details of two referees who can confirm the authenticity and nature of the experience claimed, and a covering letter that explains how the experience is relevant to the program and prepares them for it.
|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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