Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete the Master of Journalism should be able to:
- demonstrate the skills required to become journalists, or build on existing skills and knowledge if mid-career;
- reflect on professional issues and develop innovative forms of practice;
- link theory and practice in ways that are informed by a reflective, critical and ethical understanding of the challenges facing journalism and journalists;
- demonstrate the knowledge and skills they need to shape the profession at a time of great change;
- demonstrate a real-world profession-based understanding of the norms and professional standards that inform excellent journalism; and
- produce high quality journalism through the exercise of high‐level skills in journalistic research, investigation and communication
- The program will be taught by leading industry practitioners;
- It will introduce students to key concepts in journalism in the context of the most recent scholarship in the field;
- Students will gain a deep understanding of the changing contexts in which the profession operates, such as globalisation, changing business models, and the impact of new technologies on business models and professional practice.
Knowledgeable across disciplines
- Journalism is by nature an interdisciplinary profession requiring deep knowledge across a variety of specialised fields and the course is designed to reflect this;
- Through the diverse curriculum of the course students will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of major ideas and recent developments in fields such as media law, management theory, globalisation, development studies, international relations, Islamic culture, health policy, climate change, and the environment.
Leaders in Communities
- As journalism is by nature a public-facing profession concerned with questions of civil society and leadership, students will gain a theoretical and practical grounding in issues such as civics, governance, citizenship and leadership.
Attuned to cultural diversity
- The course places a major emphasis on issues of cultural diversity in its content, with its emphasis on issues of global development and cultural difference, and is at the same time expected to attract a diverse local and international cohort.
Active global citizens
- Journalism is by nature a profession oriented around notions of active citizenship, both on the parts of its practitioners and consumers, and is demonstrated by the blurring of lines between the two;
- Students will, above all, acquire the skills to report on and engage in public debate, and to foster active citizenry in others.
For further information, please see http://learningandteaching.unimelb.edu.au/curriculum/graduates
Last updated: 8 December 2021