Master of International Journalism

  • CRICOS code: 096334F

Course overview

  • 2 years full time / 4 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July


The Master of International Journalism is targeted at students interested in understanding and producing journalism in an international field of practice, where it is important that key skills are complemented by an understanding of different professional traditions, conventions, cultures and challenges.

The Master of International Journalism combines an emphasis on key skills - news gathering and news writing, video, audio, digital and social media production - with an international outlook on how different media operate in different cultures and markets. It also focuses on particular areas where a transnational perspective and knowledge is important, such as business and finance journalism.

The degree supports understanding of the different expectations, pressures and opportunities of journalism in different industry, regulatory and cultural environments, and is particularly tailored for students from an international background.

It prepares graduates to be confident and knowledgeable practitioners in a diverse and rapidly changing international field of practice, while equipping them with the skills to successfully operate in the fast-changing environment of digital journalism.

Who is it for?

The Master of International Journalism provides perspectives and skills that will enable students to work in international environments, and will support international students who are interested in undertaking a degree that could enable them to practice as journalists in their home countries. Here, it differs in emphasis from the Master of Journalism, which focuses on equipping students with writing and presentation skills for Australian and other English-speaking industry settings.