Master of Law, Media and Journalism




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The Master of Law, Media and Journalism is a specialist degree intended for individuals with an interest in the developing relationship between media and law. It is open to students from a media background, law background, or who have previously undertaken a Bachelor is degree but have no prior experience in either media or law.
As new media moves towards becoming the dominant form of mass communication, it is important for individuals from a range of backgrounds - law, government, business, journalism, corporate communications - to understand how best to use these emergent platforms and the legal rights and responsibilities that accompany such usage. In terms of the law, established doctrines including defamation and privacy are being used in new ways to cope with the regulatory impact of this increased reliance on the digital sphere. With the Australian Government committed to increasing engagement with social media and a growing number of brands appearing on Facebook and Twitter, it is important for individuals at all levels of business and government to have a solid grasp of how to most effectively use these new platforms and understand the accompanying legal boundaries.
The interdisciplinary focus of the degree equips students with a theoretical focus and practical skills. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to communicate via a series of media, whether in print, broadcasting or online. In turn, students will supplement these practical skills by developing an understanding of the regulatory context in which those skills can be used. The program is structured to allow students to undertake courses according to their interest or employment and thus a student may elect to focus on the practical skills required for broadcasting media and the regulation surrounding that platform, or solely on digital media and the privacy, defamation and online content regulation issues that accompany that area. Students may also elect to do additional law electives that will enhance their understanding of a particular area of law and allow them to reflect on that area in the context of the overall degree.
The objectives of the Master of Law, Media and Journalism (MLMJ) are as follows:
To provide an interdisciplinary program of study that equips students with the ability to interact with new media developments in a practical way and understand the legal consequences of those interactions;
To develop depth of student knowledge through a strong theoretical and practical understanding of the different regulatory and legal issues that arise in the context of print, radio, television and online media sector, media relations and corporate communications;
To provide students with the opportunity to develop an individualized program of study, whereby the student dictates the focus on developing skills and knowledge in online or offline media and journalism and civil and criminal media & technology regulation.
Candidates for the MLMJ must undertake 48 uoc to complete the program. 24 uoc must be obtained in Media & Journalism (MDIA) and 24 uoc must be obtained in Law (LAWS).


Which department am I in? Faculty of Law

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

Students must have completed a recognised Bachelor degree with a minimum credit or undergraduate degree with minimum two years relevant professional experience.
English Language requirements: IELTS score 7.0 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest), 94 overall (min. 25 in writing, 23 in reading, listening and speaking), TOEFL (PBT): 589 overall (min. 5.0 in 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: 65 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 185 overall (min.180 in each subtest); Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 185 overall (min.169 in each subtest).

Path Way Options by Other Partners

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

Full Time (1 year)

A$38,940.00 (US$ 30,459) 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