Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Arts

University of Wollongong

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

Combining Journalism with Arts places a strong emphasis on applied learning, and offers a broad introduction to ways in which new media practices shape our everyday lives, both in the workplace and in our communities. It will equip you with critical and innovative thinking skills, effective communication and creative writing skills, all of which are required for high achievement in a range of journalism careers.Journalism and reporting is an evolving industry that encompasses a multitude of media including print, television, radio, web, and social media to inform, engage and entertain. Studying a Bachelor of Journalism degree alongside a Bachelor of Arts degree will teach you to gather, assess, create and present news and information to a wide range of audiences and also write, edit and publish a broad variety of written materials. The Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Arts also allows you to gain foundational knowledge in many traditional areas of study including history, literature, languages and philosophy and the disciplines of social sciences, cultural studies, sociology and politics.


  • The Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of 216 credit points, consisting of:1. 84 credit points of core subjects, plus
  • 2. At least one of the majors in the Bachelor of Arts degree (minimum 48 and maximum 60 credit points)
  • 3. A second major (minimum 48 and maximum 60 credit points), or a minor (minimum 24 credit points), from within the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (excluding Journalism)
  • and4. Elective subjects from the general schedule to bring the total number of credit points completed to 216.


  • Archaeology and Ancient History
  • English Literatures
  • Environmental Humanities
  • French
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Legal Studies
  • Mandarin (Non-Chinese Background Students)
  • Mandarin (Character Background Students)
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Politics
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • International Relations
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Creative Writing
  • Writing and English Literatures
  • Journalism

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: $150,120 No
  • Full-time : 4.5 years
  • Part-time : 9 years

Further information

UOW double degrees aim to broaden a student's knowledge and skill base and improve career options in competitive, increasingly interactive fields. The programs are designed to enhance a student's educational, academic and professional qualifications whilst minimising the costs of their studies.

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