University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Graduate Diploma in Advanced Journalism

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

The Graduate Diploma in Advanced Journalism equips students with the skills, knowledge and agility to build a career in today's rapidly changing, multidiscipline and often highly disrupted digital media landscape. Students gain hands-on experience in reporting, editing and related production and design skills in a wide variety of text, audio and visual mediums. There is an emphasis on storytelling with digital tools, exploring innovation and embracing entrepreneurship. Students have the opportunity to use, experience and think about emerging area journalistic practices, including drones, virtual reality and computer-assisted reporting. This course is part of an articulated program of study and is suitable for anyone interested in learning how to fully harness the power of journalism.


The course totals 48 credit points of study, made up of 32 credit points of core subjects and 16 credit points of electives. Full-time students are required to undertake 24 credit points a session. Part-time students should undertake 8 or 16 credit points a session.


  • Journalism

Standard entry requirements

  • Completed a UTS recognised bachelor degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. All applicants, except UTS undergraduate journalism graduates, need to submit the following: a personal statement that outlines their interest in the course and demonstrates an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the media industry and a CV an example of their professional work. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 6.5
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 24
  • Or AE6: Pass
  • Or PTE: 65-72 overall with a writing score 58
  • Or CAE: 185-190 with a writing score 176. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Study pathways

This course forms part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Journalism and the Master of Advanced Journalism (C04321).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City International: $38,304 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 1.5 years

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