MC-JOURN Master of Journalism
|Year and Campus:||2017 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||200 credit points taken over 24 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
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
|Course Overview:|| |
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:
|Learning Outcomes:|| |
Students who complete the Master of Journalism should be able to:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:|| |
200 point program
Duration: 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time
Coursework Only Option:
Minor Thesis Option:
150 point program
Duration: 1.5 years full-time / up to 3 years part-time
Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
All students are required to complete the Capstone Requirement for the program (at least 25 points). Students must complete one capstone option:
Capstone Stream 1: JOUR90015 Journalism Thesis Part 1 and JOUR90016 Journalism Thesis Part 2 (37.5 points total)
Purpose: An opportunity to integrate knowledge and research skills to address a specific Journalism research by planning and executing a substantial research-based project.
Capstone Stream 2: JOUR90017 Journalism Project Part 1, JOUR90018 Journalism Project Part 2 and JOUR90019 Journalism Project Part 3 (37.5 points total)
Purpose: An opportunity to complete a substantial professionally focussed project under industry standard supervision. This might be a book, portfolio of articles or other substantial journalistic project.
Capstone Stream 3: JOUR90010 Newsroom-Applied Professional Practice (12.5 points) and JOUR90003 Journalism Internship (12.5 points)
Purpose: An opportunity to complete a professionally focussed project under industry standard supervision, aimed at publication in The Citizen, and participating in the newsroom experience and also completing a 20 day placement in the industry.
|Entry Requirements:|| |
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
Meeting this requirement does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 7 is required.
Applicants with the following may be awarded up to 50 points of credit:
Applicants with the following may be awarded up to 100 points of credit:
Applicants seeking credit for relevant work experience must document their experience with a brief curriculum vitae detailing the experience, contact details of two referees who can confirm the authenticity and nature of the experience claimed, and a covering letter that explains how the experience is relevant to the program and prepares them for it.
|Core Participation Requirements:|| |
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry.
|Further Study:|| |
Students who successfully complete the minor thesis with an overall grade point average of 75% or greater in their degree may be eligible to enrol in a higher research degree.
|Graduate Attributes:|| |
Knowledgeable across disciplines
Leaders in Communities
Attuned to cultural diversity
Active global citizens
For further information, please see http://learningandteaching.unimelb.edu.au/curriculum/graduates
|Generic Skills:|| |
|Links to further information:||http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/culture-communication|