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Special Study in Journalism (JOUR90007)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeJOUR90007
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject involves the study of an approved topic in journalism practice. Details of the program being offered will be available from the Centre for Advanced Journalism. Students who complete this subject successfully should have demonstrated a specialist understanding of the topic, contributed effectively to the work of the seminar, shown a capacity for an advanced level of analysis and familiarised themselves with the latest directions of research into the particular topic.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students will have:

  • acquired additional information, methodology or skills directly relevant to their program of study.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:

  • A deepened understanding of issues of key concern to the topic.

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



  • Seminar participation including class papers (1,000 words), due throughout the teaching period (20%)
  • Applied practical project, resulting in brief report and reflective essay (3,000 words), due throughout the teaching period (30%)
  • Final assignment (4,000 words), due within six weeks of module completion (50%)
  • Hurdle: Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to pass this subject and regular class participation is expected.

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Time commitment details

170 Hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    A subject reader will be made available.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Subject coordinator approval required

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 2 May 2019