Journalism - A6008

Journalism

Expert master degree

The journalist of the future will play a crucial role in society by scrutinising and holding to account those in power, shedding light on systemic failings, and finding the truth. If you want to enter this exciting and rapidly changing industry, or you're a media practitioner seeking to extend your expertise or refresh the intellectual basis of your practice, the Master of Journalism is a perfect choice. Monash journalism's particular focus on public interest and investigative journalism will equip you to contribute to the main value add of journalism in society - informing the public to allow citizens to be self governing.

You will work with award-winning journalists and academics with outstanding industry links, achieve expert skills in research and reporting in print, digital, radio and video, and explore the media's evolving role in society.

At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
Duration 1 year/1.5 years/2 years (full time), depending on prior qualifications. See entry requirements.
Start date First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Qualification Master of Journalism
Course Handbook

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Study Abroad

The Monash Journalism program is deeply collaborative. We have links with Research Institutes and Centres for Investigative Journalism in the USA, including the Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco and the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, DC.

Industry Engagement

We have strong relationships with media industry, in mant cases stemming from the senior editorial backgrounds of key staff. Our program offers industry engagement and internship opportunities in a wide range of media outlets.

Learn from the best

Gain access to some of the most acclaimed teaching academics in Media, Film, and Journalism. We have strong relationships with the media industry, in many cases stemming from the senior editorial backgrounds of key staff.

Monash Media Lab

The Media Lab in the School of Media, Film and Journalism offers students frontline access to innovative teaching and production facilities, including an open-plan newsroom, broadcast TV and video production facilities, and radio/sound production studios.

Double Degrees

Monash Journalism gives you the option of undertaking a double MA with International Relations, or a double MA with Warwick University’s Politics and International Studies Department.

Student Publishing

It is important for students to strive to publish their work. The more you publish the better your CV will look when you come to find a job. At Monash, we provide mojo and the Melbourne Tribune to make your journalism available to the public.

Field Schools

Our field trips to New York and Hong Kong visit some of the world’s most prestigious media organisations, including The New York Times, BuzzFeed, and Bloomberg. Learn how newsrooms are adapting to the changing media environment.<…

Latest News

From awards to industry events and field trips, discover what our students and teachers are actively involved in.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Depending on prior qualifications:

Entry level 1:

Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

Entry level 2:

Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/ experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent

or

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and an Australian graduate certificate (or equivalent) in a related discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average in both qualifications, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

Entry level 3

Duration: 1 years full-time, 2 years part-time (48 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/ experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A6008

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A6008

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$22,000

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

The course is structured in three parts. Part A. Foundations for advanced journalism studies, Part B. Core Master's study and Part C. Advanced expertise.  All students complete Part B.  Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A or Part C or a combination of the two.

[Note that if you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.]

Partner with another course

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take up to two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.