Master of Arts (Journalism)

Graduate Diploma of Journalism [exit point only]
Graduate Certificate in Journalism

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What is this course about?

CSU's Journalism program is designed for graduates of any discipline who wish to gain a professional qualification in journalism, and aims to prepare students for entry-level positions in journalism

These courses are designed for graduates of any discipline who wish to gain a professional qualification in journalism, and aims to prepare students for entry-level positions in journalism. No prior journalism or media experience is required.

Credit and articulation

The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma (exit point only) articulate with the Master degree and credit is awarded in the Master degree for the subjects completed in the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma. Credit is not given for the Graduate Certificate in Print Journalism.

Access to allowances for study

Students in the Master degree are eligible for income support through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE).

Eligible students undertaking approved Master degrees will be able to access Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY or Pensioner Education Supplement. To be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and AUSTUDY, students will still need to be studying full-time and to satisfy all other Youth Allowance and AUSTUDY program requirements, including personal, parental or partner income tests.  Students who have queries about masters courses and their income support entitlements should contact Centrelink on 13 24 90 for further information.

Academic expectations

For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

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Master: 3 years
Graduate Certificate: 1 year



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