Master of Journalism and Communication

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Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The Master of Journalism and Communication (MJC) provides its graduates with a professionally relevant and academically rigorous education in journalism, media and communication. Students will acquire a portfolio of skills in media practice, equipping them for work in print, radio, television and online media, and in the media relations and corporate communication sectors. Students will develop a knowledge of the social, economic and political role of media in Australia and internationally, and will gain an understanding of the evolving nature of the convergent media landscape. They will also develop critical thinking and research skills, equipping them for practice as ethical, critically reflective media professionals. Course content draws on the work of international scholarship on journalism, media and communication, and students are encouraged to reflect on varied international approaches to media and communication practice.
The specialist knowledge and professional skills taught in this program are framed by an interdisciplinary inquiry into the social, cultural, economic and political role of journalism, media and communication, on a local and global level. Students are encouraged to think critically about media practice and production, and to develop a capacity for reflective and ethical decision making. Students learn in a range of settings including seminars, lectures, tutorials, intensive workshops and online learning environments. Emphasis is placed on independent problem solving, and assessments supporting this approach include both formative and summative components. Graduates will have an advanced knowledge of the field of contemporary journalism, communication and/or media studies; and will be able to apply this knowledge to their media, communication and journalism practice in different contexts and settings.
There is an emphasis on the research/teaching nexus, and students are encouraged to apply insights from contemporary media scholarship to current and evolving issues in media technology, ethics and practice. Community engagement is promoted both within the theoretical content of the courses, and within assessment tasks that may involve cooperative partnership with NGOs and industry organisations.
Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes
The program is designed to provide a comprehensive education in the disciplines of journalism and communication, for graduates and professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and skill base, and/or enter the journalism, media and communication industries.
Program-level learning outcomes
1. Advanced disciplinary knowledge
Graduates will have an advanced knowledge of the field of contemporary journalism, communication and/or media studies; and will be able to apply this knowledge to their media, communication and journalism practice in different contexts and settings.
2. Research-based learning
Graduates will have developed a sound grasp of scholarly research practices in the field of journalism, communications and/or media studies, and in the applied fields of journalism, communication and media research.
3. Cognitive skills and critical thinking
Graduates will have developed high quality critical thinking and problem solving skills in both scholarly and professional journalism, communication and media contexts.
4. Communication and adaptive skills
Graduates will be able to communicate complex ideas to a range of audiences, using written, oral and mediated communication, undertake both independent and collaborative enquiry, apply technical journalism and communication skills, and be adaptive, reflective learners and practitioners.
5. Global outlook
Graduates will have an understanding of both local and global issues in the field of journalism, communication and/or media studies.


Department

Which department am I in? Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants with a completed Bachelor is degree or equivalent. English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking); TOEFL - Paper-based Test (PBT) 577 overall (min. 5.0 in TWE); Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 180 overall (min.180 in each subtest; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - 176 overall (min.169 in each subtest).


Entry Requirement For International Student

For the 1.5 year (72 UOC) stream
Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%
Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%, plus one year relevant professional experience
Honours degree or Graduate Diploma* (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%
For the 1 year (48 UOC) stream
Honours degree or Graduate Diploma* (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%
Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%, plus one year relevant professional experience

English Language requirements: IELTS score 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest), TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking), TOEFL (PBT): 577 overall with a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE); University English Entry Course (UEEC): successful completion of the UEEC with a grade of C plus and a minimum score of 20 in the writing component; PTE (Academic) - Pearson Test of English academic: 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): B grade; Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A grade; successful completion of the ANU College Access Program with a minimum of 70 per cent overall.


Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from UNSW Foundation Studies
Trinity College - The University of Melbourne


Full Time (2 years)

A$45,180.00 (US$ 35,340) per year

26 February 2018, 23 July 2018, 18 February 2019

University of New South Wales - UNSW Kensington Campus, High Street, Kensington, UNSW SYDNEY, New South Wales, 2052, SYDNEY, Australia