Master of Journalism, Media and Communications (R7J)

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

Overview  2021

ATAR

ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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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

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This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students.

To apply, please refer to the equivalent Master of Strategic Communication (R7Y).

We are no longer taking applications for this version of the degree (R7J) as from 2020.

Continuing students in this course, refer to the archived page link above for the year you commenced.

Course structure

Core units

The Masters in Journalism, Media and Communications provides students with the opportunity to undertake a research project in JMC at an advanced level. Depending on the project chosen students will produce either a substantial portfolio and exegesis or a research…

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
HobartWinter school

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 builds on the skills you learned in your Bachelor degree with a major in Journalism, Media and Communications or equivalent. Through a focused reading, application and evaluation of key concepts and debate in journalism, media and communications this…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Science communication has an increasingly vital role to play in a modern, global society. The growing awareness of the threat of climate change, along with the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, has highlighted the importance of the effective communication of science.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school

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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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 1

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 workplace 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
HobartWinter school

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

Continuing students in this course, refer to the archived page link above for the year you commenced. New students refer to R7Y.

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.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

2021 Total Course Fee (international students): TBA *.

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.

Scholarships

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

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