200 Point Master of Journalism
Associate Professor Margaret Simons
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Currently enrolled students:
- Further information: http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/
- Contact: 'Make an enquiry' at http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/degrees/19-master-of-journalism
The program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers in journalism and journalism-related fields, and for journalists and other professional practitioners working in the contemporary media industry who wish to develop additional advanced skills and knowledge.
The program teaches the full range of journalism skills and critically engages with the professional conventions of journalism, with ethical and legal issues that impact on journalism, and with contemporary questions such as how new media technologies influence journalism practices. Students will:
- learn real-world skills from leading industry practitioners;
- engage with important and challenging issues facing the Australian and global media industries;
- gain a theoretical and practical grounding in issues such as civics, governance, citizenship, and leadership;
- investigate key concepts that frame recent developments in fields such as media law, management theory, globalisation, health policy, and climate change; and
- undertake an internship with an external organisation, and gain valuable practical experience and extend their professional networks.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete the Master of Journalism should be able to:
- meet the needs of those wishing to become journalists, as well as mid career journalists building on their skills and knowledge;
- reflect on professional issues and develop innovative forms of practice;;
- link theory and practice in a way that has not been achieved in graduate programs at other universities;
- develop the knowledge and skills they need to shape the profession at a time of great change;
- take a real-world profession-based approach to journalism, through the use of case-based teaching and the production of high quality journalism; and
- use flexible delivery modes including intensives and after-hours contact so as to ensure that the course is accessible to working students.