Master of Journalism

Monash University
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree

Start dates
34,700 USD
February 2023

34,700 USD
February 2024

34,700 USD
February 2025
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

Entry requirements vary depending on your program. Most Masters degrees require an average of 65% (or equivalent) in your Bachelor degree, and Bachelor degrees each have unique entry scores. For more information about local and international curricula, please contact Monash.

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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.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees vary, and are listed with each degree on the Monash website under “Applications and Fees”. For more information, please contact us or visit our website.

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.


About this institute

Monash University

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Why study at Monash University

  • Monash is ranked one of the best universities in the world, sitting at #51 in 2021.
  • We are the largest university in Australia, with 10 faculties and over 300 degrees to choose from.
  • With students from over 100 countries and some of the most innovative and employable degrees in Australia, we are the perfect launchpad for your career.

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