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Master of Journalism

Monash University
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Start dates
34,700 USD
February 2022

34,700 USD
February 2023

34,700 USD
February 2024
Monash University

Program description

Master of Journalism

This course is both an entry-level qualification for a professional journalism career and a mid-career course for working journalists seeking to extend their expertise and refresh the intellectual basis of their practice. It is designed to ensure graduates will make an excellent

1 year/1.5 years/2 years (full time), depending on prior qualifications.

contribution to their profession using a full range of media technologies. The course has a particular focus on public interest and investigative journalism.

The duration may vary depending on prior qualifications as 1 year/1.5 years/2 years (full time).

Admission requirements

English entry requirements

  • IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall (no band lower than 6.5)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic):  score of 65 overall with no band lower than 58
  • TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 94 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 24, Listening: 20, Reading: 19 and Speaking: 20

For more information about entry requirements please visit the university website.

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Program content

The course is structured in three parts:

  • Part A. Core master's study;
  • Part B. Advanced expertise and
  • Part C. Specialist studies.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will:

  1. critically analyze the history, role and function of journalism and the news media in local, national, regional and global contexts;
  2. exercise professional journalism ethics, in the pursuit of truth, accuracy and fairness, and in service of the democratic process and the public right to know as manifested by public interest journalism;
  3. analyze and critically evaluate journalism theory and its application in professional practice and scholarship;
  4. utilize independent research and reporting skills in a range of generic and digital media technologies and formats, for a diversity of people and cultures in a global society;
  5. enter, or continue, professional practice in the news media with the required expert knowledge and specialist skills to shape the profession during a time of great change.

Continuing studies

Successful completion of this course may provide a pathway to a graduate research degree for students admitted at entry levels 1 and 2 completing a research thesis (24 points). Students admitted at entry level 3 will normally already have an honors degree, however, if you wish to complete a research thesis in journalism you should discuss the options with the course coordinator.

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