Bachelor of Journalism

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

Journalism and reporting is an evolving industry that encompasses a multitude of media including print, video, audio, web, and social media to inform, engage and entertain. Journalists have highly honed research, investigation and writing skills and are able to convey a compelling story gathered from various sources.The Bachelor of Journalism provides in-depth hands-on training in journalism, converging media (audio, video, web, mobile), digital communication and multimedia storytelling. It has a strong professional focus, with an emphasis on practical learning with studio-based studies in multimedia content production. You will learn to research, produce and present informative, entertaining and timely multimedia stories in short and long-form, including podcasting and webcasting, and you will work independently and collaboratively.


The Bachelor of Journalism requires the successful completion of 144 credit points, consisting of:1. 84 credit points of core subjects, plus;2. 60 credit points of subjects which may include;a. A major (minimum of 48 credit points),b. A minor/s (minimum of 24 credit points),c. Elective subjects from the general schedule to bring the total number of credit points completed to 144.Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Journalism cannot complete a minor in Journalism.Compulsory Work Placement / Online ComponentThis course contains a minimum of 70 hours of compulsory work-based placements. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.Students in the Bachelor of Journalism will complete this placement in the Journalism Internship subject, JRNL304, in their final year. This subject provides students with the opportunity to apply the skills acquired during their university subjects as an internship with a professional media organisation. Students will be required to work in the newsroom (or other suitable work environment). Students who obtain a position in a newsroom will be required to work under the direction of a chief of staff, news director or other nominated person. They will be expected to research, write and, where necessary, produce audio and video stories to deadline. This may be daily, weekly or monthly, depending on the publication/broadcast deadlines of the publication/program they are working for. Students who obtain work experience in a cognate field will be required to produce content (speeches, information packs, media releases, or other documents). Again, they will work under the direction of a nominated employee.This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.Other InformationINDS208 Working with Indigenous Communities is an elective subject available to all students. INDS208 fosters work skills, cultural competency and develops student awareness of Indigenous knowledges and community practices.Students must not complete more than 60 credit points of 100 level subjects.


  • Creative Writing
  • Digital and Social Media
  • Economics
  • Global Screen Media
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • International Relations
  • Legal Studies
  • Marketing Communication and Advertising
  • Photography
  • Politics
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Visual Communication Design

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.

Study pathways

If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Wollongong International: $83,808 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

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