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.
- 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.
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.
More information on the application process is available from the Journalism programme website.
The Journalism major can lead to a range of different careers due to the skills that you learn during your studies, with opportunities abroad because of the fast-growing need for online media.
Some career pathways could include:
- Public relations
- Social media and digital marketing
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
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