Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing MBJR




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
Our graduates are some of the most recognisable personalities in the Australian media landscape, with many going on to secure positions with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), newspapers such as The Advertiser and The Australian, as well as on commercial radio and TV networks.
Careers to consider:
communication specialist: create and deliver internal and external communications
copywriter: develop advertising concepts; often work alongside an art director
editor: prepare, write and edit copy; editors also plan and coordinate the selection of material for publication, and may be required to supervise other staff
journalist: research, write, edit, proofread and file news stories for use on television, radio or for publication in newspapers, magazines or journals
reporter: deliver updates on news stories; reporters often cover breaking stories
scriptwriter: create characters and storylines for movie or television scripts
TV presenter: the public face or voice of programs broadcast on television, radio and the internet
What you'll learn:
This degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to work as a journalist and writer in mainstream media and communication fields. An emphasis on professional writing also opens doors to a wide variety of allied professions, such as technical writing, tender presentations, marketing and communication. You will:
learn how to author and edit written and visual texts within news and non-news environments
develop the production skills required by news and online media, including filming and editing, problem solving and decision-making
learn how to use industry-standard hardware and software
develop research skills
A final year internship at a news or production organisation will further extend your knowledge and training.
Alternative Pathways:
There are other pathways you can follow to study this degree, including:
SAIBT Diploma of Arts
Future study opportunities:
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Graduate Diploma in Communication (Public Relations)


Which department am I in? School of Communication, International Studies and Languages

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program. English language requirements: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.0 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing) obtained within the last two years, or a corresponding result via one of the alternative English language tests recognized by the University.

Entry Requirement For International Student

To be eligible for selection, applicants are required to:
Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and
obtain a competitive ATAR, and
meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C-
Alternatively, applicants can fulfil one of the following requirements with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements, and other academic requirements for the program:
Complete secondary education qualifications equivalent to SACE, or
Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points, or
Complete or partly complete a recognised higher education program at a recognised higher education institution, or
Complete at least four Open Universities Australia (OUA) courses at undergraduate level or above, or
Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Certificate IV level or above, or
Qualify for Special Entry, or
Complete a University Foundation Studies program
English Language Requirements:
IELTS score of 6.0; TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Eynesbury

Full Time (3 years)

A$26,500.00 (US$ 20,728) per year

26 February 2018, 25 June 2018

Magill Campus Level 1 - B Block, MAGILL, South Australia, 5072, ADELAIDE, Australia