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Bachelor of Journalism - 982AA

Course Code: 982AA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 362404
CRICOS Code: 065641G
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Assumed Knowledge

No knowledge is assumed for this course.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Journalism B Jnl

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

This course is closed to new admissions from semester 1, 2013. Please refer to course 212JA Bachelor of Communication in Journalism.

Professional Accreditation


Graduate Employment

The degree has a strong record for graduating students finding work in newspapers, radio, television, online and other media. Graduates often gain employment with large organisations and government departments in media liaison, public information and publication officer roles.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
1. Produce news content across all journalism disciplines to industry standard. These qualities and skills relate to all objectives. Communication (Attribute 1) a) express knowledge, ideas and opinions in their professional field, both orally and in written form, with confidence and clarity; b) present arguments and ideas effectively; e) create and present new ideas.
2. Demonstrate production and presentation techniques in broadcast, print and online environments to industry standard. Information and Communication Technology (Attribute 3) Graduates are expected to be able to select and use appropriate information and communication technology to retrieve, manipulate and present information.
3. Demonstrate an ability to apply the journalistic and communication theories which underpin journalism practice. Problem solving (Attribute 4) a) identify problems and analyse the main features of problems relevant to their professional field b) apply appropriate problem solving processes, arguments, critical and creative thinking c) implement and evaluate strategies for the resolution of problems e) identify and resolve new problems in new field
4. Develop analytical and critical thinking skills, and apply them to journalistic practice. Working with others (Attribute 5) a) work with others as part of a group b) take responsibility for carrying out agreed tasks c) be aware of the different roles and responsibilities of group members e) take initiative and demonstrate leadership f) respect the rights of others irrespective of their cultural background, race or gender.
5. An understanding of the theoretical principles of communication in society. Professional ethics (Attribute 7) a) act responsibly, ethically and with integrity in the context of their profession and their obligations to society b) appreciate the social and cultural context of their profession.
6. Understand and apply basic media research methods, particularly in a journalism context. Lifelong learning (Attribute 9) a) be independent self-directed learners with the capacity and motivation for lifelong learning c) possess self-knowledge and the ability to assess their own performance critically and accurately d) have an understanding of how to apply their knowledge and abilities to many different contexts and fields.
7. Understanding of the role of the media in society and the impact of journalism on public debate. Personal attributes (Attribute 10) a) be independent thinkers and agents for change b) have confidence to challenge existing ideas c) show commitment to ongoing self-development d) value and respect differing views e) be confident in themselves and their own skills and knowledge.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.


High performing students may be eligible for entry to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course.


UCs strategic location in the national capital and proximity to national institutions, including federal parliament and the parliamentary press gallery, offers learning and internship opportunities for students


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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