Bachelor of Media with Honours (R4E)

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years


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.


This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 1.4 MB) for courses that are offered to international students

In 2010, Lucy graduated with First Class Honours in Journalism. Only a few years later she found herself sitting behind the news desk bringing the news to Tasmania for the first time.

Lucy Breaden
News Reader, WIN Television
Read more about Lucy

Studying Honours in Media is your chance to get an edge in the media industry while investigating a project you’re truly passionate about.

Honours combines units of study with a thesis focused on a topic you devise yourself. Your research can investigate virtually anything in media, from politics to podcasts.

You will complete your project supported by your supervisor, an academic whose expertise aligns with your topic, and whose combination of research and industry experience will guide you through.

Research skills are vital to any career in the media industry, from journalism to corporate communications. Honours is an excellent way to get an advantage in the job market, lay the foundation for a higher research degree, or work towards becoming an expert in your chosen field.

The Bachelor of Media with Honours is a progressive, internationally recognised course of study that prepares students for a career in the creative, media and information industries. It provides access to a wide range of fields, including film, advertising, journalism, marketing, advocacy, television, strategic communications, radio and audio, media and screen business, events management, media research and media arts. Students develop in-demand skills in storytelling, media research, and production across a variety of platforms.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Bachelor of Media with Honours will be able to:

  • Critically analyse media texts, industries, and audiences from both theoretical and practical perspectives, showing advanced awareness of local, national, and international contexts
  • Demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of key media studies principles, concepts, approaches, and methods
  • Integrate and apply knowledge with initiative and judgement to the production of media content and to workplace practice
  • Demonstrate advanced analytical, practical, technical, and research skills in one of the following areas: News and Journalism; Screen; Strategic Communications; or Media Practice and Analysis
  • Communicate effectively and ethically across a variety of media platforms, showing advanced abilities in a specific area of media production and/or the ability to communicate scholarly ideas in a meaningful and coherent way
  • Respond effectively and creatively to a changing media environment, demonstrating industry-level problem solving, creative thinking, and critical analysis skills
  • Demonstrate the capacity for independent scholarship and advanced critical reflection by undertaking a research project that makes original contributions to media research and/or media practice
Learn beyond the classroom

Studying in Tasmania, our whole Island becomes your campus. Speak with your unit coordinator about how you can gain practical experience by volunteering in research initiatives, becoming an ambassador, or taking part in a work experience program.

Study overseas at one of our partner institutions

Our international exchange program offers opportunities to study at universities around the world, and it counts towards your degree. Exchange can allow you to have an affordable educational and cultural experience in a foreign country for a semester, or a full year. To facilitate this, we offer a range of scholarships and financial assistance. You may also be eligible for OS-HELP Loans or scholarship funding to assist with their airfares, accommodation and other expenses.

UPDATE (MARCH) 2021: Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Face-to-Face Study Abroad & Exchange programs have been postponed until 2022.

Alternative Virtual Exchange Opportunities can be found on our Virtual Overseas Experiences tab. For more information please contact

Find out more about Student Exchange.

Become a Student Ambassador

Improve your communication, teamwork and leadership skills, meet new people, inspire and help others, and developing lasting friendships and networks as a student ambassador. Our ambassadors proudly represent the University throughout Tasmania in schools, at University and community events, and support a range of recruitment and engagement activities. Through the Student Ambassador Program you will have many opportunities for training and professional development, experience in real-world community engagement and outreach, networking, and public speaking, plus end up with a key point of distinction on your CV.

The University of Tasmania is integrated into all areas of industry locally, nationally and internationally be it through research or work placement programs. Talk to your course coordinator about finding an opportunity to take part in a work experience, placement, or extracurricular activities during your degree.

Career outcomes

The Future of Media:
Why Study Media In Tasmania

What skills are needed to push the media industry forward? Find out from professionals working across film, print, digital and animation who all share a connection to Tasmania. Discover why a media career is so rewarding and why Tasmania is the place to get your start.

Understanding the media is now an essential role in a range of careers. By combining analysis of media industries, and the production and consumption of media, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in a broad range of professions and environments.

The Bachelor of Media offers a wide variety of possible careers such as:

  • Advertising creative director
  • Art director and copywriter
  • Broadcaster, presenter
  • Campaign manager
  • Documentary maker/producer
  • Editor
  • Events manager
  • Film production crew
  • Media and market researcher
  • Media adviser
  • News producer
  • Public relations consultant
  • Publishing
  • Photojournalism
  • Policy adviser and analyst
  • Science communicator
  • Screen and media entrepreneur
  • Social media content creator
  • Sports writer and presenter
  • Teacher
  • Travel writer or editor
Postgraduate study

If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research. Filter the course list by Postgraduate to view the current courses available.

Professional Recognition

Delivered by The Media School and its network of industry and international partners, the Bachelor of Media with Honours provides access to contemporary equipment, facilities, and expertise. Students graduate from the degree with high-level research and analytical skills

Course structure

In Honours you will complete 100 credit points (cp), equivalent to one year of study, comprising;

  • a research project completed over two semesters (50cp);
  • a compulsory research-focused coursework unit (25cp);
  • and an elective coursework units (25cp).

In your first semester you will complete the first research project unit alongside the compulsory coursework unit. In your second semester you will complete the second research project unit and an Honours coursework elective.

In your final semester you will also enrol in XSB400 which will record your final Honours result. This unit is administrative only and does not have classes or assessments.


Complete all of the following units (75cp)

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

Students will undertake substantial research on an approved subject leading to a major project or thesis.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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


Complete one of the following units (25cp):

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

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to the practical skills of strategic communication. It provides students with a strong foundation for participation in the media and communication industries across a variety of media platforms and formats. Students will be introduced to important…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Recent global events and a dynamic media landscape have highlighted the importance of public relations (PR) practitioners as a central component of contemporary strategic communications practice.This unit will develop your understanding of historical, theoretical, and practical approaches to public relations…

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 workplace experience. They will critically analyse a relevant industry or industry-related problem. To be accepted into this unit students are…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

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.

Entry requirements

Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Media with Honours:

  • must have qualified for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Media, or another approved Bachelor degree, in this University or another approved tertiary institution;
  • if a candidate from another approved tertiary institution, must have qualified for admission to a fourth year honours course in the proposed program of study or a cognate program;
  • are required by the College as having reached, in a Bachelor of Media in this University or another approved tertiary institution, a standard of proficiency, a weighted average of 70% or higher, in the 200 and 300 level units in their Bachelor of Media (or equivalent) units.

Exemptions regarding entry requirements may be made at the discretion of the Head of School.

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

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.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $31,950 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.


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

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