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Undergraduate subject


04 October 2023
Journalism produces multiskilled communicators who find work across the spectrum of media fields.




Journalism is more than reporting on current events – it is the research and analysis of ethical issues, audience needs, technology, and more – all produced in a fast-moving digital space.

Journalism is essential to our everyday lives, and this degree will allow you to enter in this critical work force with the skills learned here at UC.


What will my study involve?

  • A strong emphasis on practical learning with content creation for various different media platforms and outlets.
  • Opportunity to complete internships in your final year of studies with local newsrooms, print media, and other media industries.
  • Flexibility to include various other subjects alongside your journalism studies depending on your personal interests.



Journalism major

Complete the compulsory courses for the Bachelor of Communication, along with the following major courses:



Limited entry to the second year of the Journalism major

To continue your Journalism major after the first year of study, you will need to complete an application form and attend a formal interview before selections are made.

Selection takes into account a number of factors, including whether you have a realistic understanding of the workplace and possible career paths, and a passion or sense of vocation about journalism.

See How to apply for Journalism.


Career opportunities

The Journalism major can lead to a range of different careers with opportunities abroad because of the fast-growing need for online media.

Career pathways could include:

  • journalism
  • public relations
  • social media and digital marketing
  • producing.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.

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