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Fieldwork in Journalism, Media and Communications HEJ610


To enrol in this unit, students must meet honours/postgraduate course entry requirements (for example completion of a 300 credit point undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline). Entry to the unit is competitive, and is subject to approval by the Unit Coordinator. To apply for entry into the unit and New Columbo Plan grant consideration please email the application form available here, to the unit coordinator ( by the advised date.


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


Unit name Fieldwork in Journalism, Media and Communications
Unit code HEJ610
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media

Dr Craig Norris

Teaching staff

Dr Craig Norris

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Pre requ:  completion of a Bachelor degree with a major in Journalism, Media and Communications or equivalent


Teaching Pattern

Intensive fieldwork period with orientation sessions before fieldwork and debriefing sessions upon return.   Total contact:  39 hours


In-Country Group Work 1,500 words equivalent – (20%);

Research Project (4,000 words or equivalent) and Exegesis (2,000 words) – 80%

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