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Summary
Bachelor of Arts Major Journalism Studies (BART)
  • CRICOS: 009258A

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 year/s or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.
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Discover the history of journalism

Explore the world of journalism with the Bachelor of Arts (Journalism Studies). Throughout this major you will learn about the history and development of the free press from lecturers with decades of journalism experience. You will study the practices of news institutions in the modern world and gain an understanding of the theories and principles that govern them. 

Bachelor of Arts students who wish to become industry practicing journalists should study the Journalism 12 unit extended major.
 
Graduates will be equipped for a career as a journalism scholar, researcher, or media commentator/specialist.
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
plus 2 x 8-unit major 16
plus 1 x 4-unit minor or 4 x approved courses 4
Total 24
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
plus 1 x 8-unit major
8
plus 3 x 4-unit minors or 2 x 4-unit minors plus 4 x approved courses
12
Total 24

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 22880
On-campus AUD 25600

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry requirements for Semester 3, 2019

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4 SA) or equivalent. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.

Entry requirements for Semester 1, 2020

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.

Find out more about assumed knowledge.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

CRICOS: 009258A

Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study. 

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.
  • Semester 3, 2020 - Monday 16 November 2020.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.