Master of Journalism

  • CRICOS code: 075464C

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


Tell the stories that change the world.

In the Master of Journalism degree you’ll build the knowledge and skills you need to gather, analyse and present different kinds of news – whether you’re looking to build a new career in journalism or hone your skills in a changing media landscape.

The Master of Journalism is designed by leading academics and news media practitioners, and our degree teaches the skills required in contemporary journalism.

In core subjects, you’ll have the chance to develop cross-platform capabilities in audio, video and photo journalism – and delve into the history, principles and techniques of professional journalism in Australia and around the world.

Broaden your knowledge with elective subjects across key fields affecting modern journalism such as media law, management theory, globalisation, health policy, and climate change. Or choose options that dig deeper into key specialisations within the industry, such as podcasting, data journalism, or writing and editing for magazines.

To finish your degree you’ll complete a capstone project, with opportunities to extend your studies into the areas that matter to you, including:

  • Building real-world experience by completing a placement and professional project under industry-standard supervision
  • Integrating your knowledge and research skills by planning and executing a research-based project
  • Focussing on your craft by completing a substantial professional project – such as a portfolio of articles, a podcast or a multimedia presentation  – under industry-standard supervision.

The Master of Journalism offers a bridge between study and your career in the contemporary media industry. You’ll engage with key industry figures such as renowned Australian journalists, senior editors, former broadcasters and experts on media ethics.

Who is it for?

Whether you’re new to journalism or an established media practitioner looking to update your skills, this program offers tailored options based on your existing proficiencies and experience in the industry.

Enter from any undergraduate study and complete the full program, or take your existing knowledge from a relevant undergraduate degree or professional experience and apply for advanced standing to complete your degree sooner.