University of South Australia (UniSA)

Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing (MBJR)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

The Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing qualifies graduates to work as a journalist or writer in mainstream media and communication fields. An emphasis on professional writing opens doors to a wide variety of allied professions, such as technical writing, tender presentations, and marketing and communication. On-campus facilities, including a TV studio, radio studio and editing suites, ensure students are career-ready and offer the opportunity to practice recording news broadcasts, producing, and filming with state-of-the-art technology.


  • 108 units
  • 9 units of core courses
  • 45 units of major
  • 18 units of professional concentration
  • 27 units of sub-major
  • 9 units of electives.


  • Journalism
  • Professional Writing

Standard entry requirements

  • Qualify for South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with competitive ATAR
  • Or complete secondary education equivalent to SACE
  • Complete International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Complete or partially complete higher education program
  • Complete four Open Universities Australia courses at undergraduate level or above
  • Complete a Certificate IV level or above
  • Qualify for special entry
  • Complete a Foundation Studies program
  • And meet any pre-requisite and academic requirements. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.


The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) is the only national journalists' professional association in Australia. While journalists are not required to be formally accredited to practise, many Australian journalists are members of the MEAA. UniSA Journalism graduating students are eligible for a year's free membership of the Alliance, and the Alliance promotes links between the industry and Journalism students at a state and national level.

Study pathways

Students who obtain a credit level or higher grade point average (GPA) may be accepted into the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree and, depending on results, may be eligible to proceed to postgraduate research degree study.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Magill International: $123,200 No
  • Full-time : 4 years

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