Master of Journalism, Media and Communications (R7J)

Overview  2019

ATAR

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school

Full Fee Paying places available

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

:
See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 2 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
The Masters coursework program in Journalism, Media and Communications aims to produce experts, independent and entrepreneurial communicators. Designed for those wanting to promote and implement change across a range of social, environment, political and business settings, the course helps you to develop advanced analytical skills and professional-level communications expertise.

You will learn how to communicate visually and in writing to an advanced level, develop knowledge of the strategic and political communications fields and media industries, and produce and engage with traditional and emergent media platforms and practices.

Spend intensive periods in Hobart, study online or join weekly classes and supervision sessions learning how to communicate effectively and creatively, and to succeed as an independent media and communication producer and entrepreneur. This degree allows you to take advantage of the scientific, environmental, artistic and cultural industry links in Hobart and nationally.

Your Masters degree can be specifically tailored to your interests and expertise, whether they lie in advancing your research skills, or developing your creative practice online, in print or for screen. You will be taught by leading researchers and lecturers, who possess a broad range of industry experience. Your study will be supported by contemporary Media Lab facilities, equipment and technical know-how. Online learning prepares you for our intensive workshops, and fully online units will be available from 2015.

To produce graduates with the core skills to enter the industry and to work independently, and, where appropriate, a specialised knowledge within the broader field of journalism, media and communications.

Students may be able to complete an internship, including with NGOs, arts and community groups, development organisations, public relations and political consultants, and science and health institutions.

Career outcomes

Work in journalism, media and communications industries, including in print or broadcast news, online journalism, public relations, environmental and science communications, sports media, corporate or government communications.

A full list of career outcomes can be found on the Media study area page.

Course structure

This course is 1 year or 2 years duration dependent on previous study and industry experience:

The TWO YEAR Masters degree is designed for students who wish to build on bachelor degrees in any field including, but not limited to, science, health, social work, arts, business or law to become professional and effective communications specialists.

The ONE YEAR Masters is designed for (a) graduates with significant relevant media industry experience who wish to update and enhance their skills in media and communications, while also undertaking a period of sustained research or creative practice on a related topic, or (b) graduates of an honours degree in Journalism, Media and Communications or equivalent, who wish to pursue further professional-focused study.

To find out more about which Masters program suits you, please contact the postgraduate coursework coordinator.

Core units

Student's will undertake substantial research on an approved subject leading to a major project or thesis in consultation with an academic supervisor.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students will undertake substantial research on an approved subject leading to a major project or thesis in consultation with an academic supervisor.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit summarises key developments in journalism, media and communications theory, approaches and methods. It reviews the work of significant theorists and addresses a range of approaches. Various methodological resources are outlined for students, helping them to both undertake their…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with an understanding of contemporary issues in journalism, media and communications from various international perspectives, together with an awareness of the social and political contexts of traditional and new media. Three issues will be covered in…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit offers students the opportunity to examine in-depth a topic in journalism, media and communications by undertaking supervised research. Students meet regularly with a supervisor throughout the semester. Approval of the Course Coordinator is required to enrol in this…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the relationship between contemporary communications technologies and practices, and social and environmental change. Students will develop skills in the use of emerging media, particularly social and other forms of online media. They will examine the communication and…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores how to use theoretical material from media studies in a practical setting. Students will work on an individual or group project of their design in consultation with staff members. The theoretical foundations of this unit will vary…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit equips students to produce content and tell stories across multiple media platforms. A range of digital tools, delivery options and conceptual approaches will be explored as students design, research and produce media content. Academic and technical staff with…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to the practical skills of media writing. It is intended to provide students with a strong foundation for participation in the media industry in a variety of forms. A fundamental appreciation of language will enhance writing…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students are introduced to specialised skills required to produce investigative journalism. Students will gain a deeper knowledge of how to access information, using tools which will enable them to understand how to interpret, for example, financial and public records, and…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Media engagement is a central component of contemporary communications strategies. The unit provides contexts for historical and current media and public relations practice. Students are equipped to interact professionally with the media, to set clear communications goals and strategies, and…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students will engage practically with a range of screen documentary styles exploring documentary film, television and online media. Building on basic broadcast and web skills, this unit will allow students to develop their technical and journalistic skills through the production…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will introduce students to the skills required to produce a radio documentary. Students will be introduced to radio theory and the radio industry. There will be an emphasis on scripting, appreciation of the nuances of sound recording and…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit students will undertake an internship of no less than ten days with an industry provider to gain work-place experience. They will critically analyse a relevant industry or industry-related problem. To be accepted into this unit students are…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit offers students the opportunity to undertake supervised fieldwork in the area of journalism, media and communications.…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit combines creative practice with business acumen to help students become independent, innovative and successful media and communications practitioners working across a range of industries and platforms. Offered as an intensive face-to-face week in Hobart supported by online activities,…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

Entry into a Master of JMC is dependent on your previous education and industry experience, and requires (in the case of international applicants) a level of English equivalent to a score of 7 on an IELTS test (with no individual band less than 6.5).

The TWO YEAR Masters degree (maximum 5 years for part-time study) is designed for students who wish to build on bachelor degrees in any field including, but not limited to, science, health, social work, arts, business or law to become professional and effective communications specialists. Applicants are required to hold a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any field.

The ONE YEAR Masters (maximum 2 years for part-time study) is designed for (a) graduates with significant relevant media industry experience who wish to update and enhance their skills in media and communications, while also undertaking a period of sustained research or creative practice on a related topic, or (b) graduates of an honours degree in Journalism, Media and Communications or equivalent, who wish to pursue further professional-focused study. Applicants are required to provide evidence of significant relevant media industry experience or to hold an honours degree in Journalism, Media and Communications (or equivalent).  

To progress to the Masters Research Project (50cps), students are required to obtain a credit average in all coursework units. For students who have not achieved a credit average, but have successfully passed 100cps of coursework units, they may exit the MJMC and graduate with the GradDiPJMC.

International students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry at the Masters level can obtain direct apply for entry at Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate level and package this with an offer for entry to Masters. Progression from the Graduate Certificate or Diploma into a Masters requires a credit average. Total length of full-time study for the Master degree in this case remains two years.

The degree can be tailor-made to compliment your interests and diversify your skillset. Contact the postgraduate coursework coordinator in JMC to discuss your study options.

Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Journalism, Media and Communications; Honours in Journalism, Media and Communications

Note: based on a completed Bachelor of Arts (Honours) JMC at UTAS, 100 credit points will be granted as advanced standing toward the Master of Journalism, Media and Communication. Honours in JMC from  another institution can also be considered for credit.

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Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2019, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

2019 Total Course Fee (international students): $65,018 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $31,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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