2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of International Studies | 2017

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Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of International Studies



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:

Minimum of 216


4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:


Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751666

Additional Information:

Course Finder


The Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of International Studies are complementary degrees combining the technical and practical skills in journalism with language skills and a solid grounding in international systems and issues.

The Bachelor of Journalism degree provides graduates with the newsroom, editing and writing skills necessary for story production, broadcast and publication. The Journalism degree also helps students gain practical experience and build connections with the media industry through journalism internships.

The Bachelor of International Studies component of the degree will provide students with the necessary skills and opportunities to analyse, appreciate and study the diversity of the global community. It also equips students with a theoretical background, a language and a specialised area of study that can help them in future careers in international organisations in the public sector or as part of the growing non-government organisation sector.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.

The outcomes, which are common and consolidated in this joint degree, ensure that on successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Apply a principle-based approach to disciplinary work and global citizenship;
  2. Employ a wide range of sources to disciplinary analysis;
  3. Communicate effectively to a range of audiences.

Please refer to the Undergraduate Handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of International Studies, students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points (cp) comprised of the following:

  1. The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of Journalism;
  2. 12cp of electives as outlined in the Bachelor of Journalism course handbook listing;
  3. The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of International Studies;
  4. A minimum of a minor in a language other than English (students may elect to take a major in a language);
  5. One of the majors listed for the Bachelor of International Studies;
  6. Elective subjects to bring the total number of credit points completed to 216; 
  7. No more than 90 credit points at 100 level.

Note: Students must achieve a clear pass in the core 300 level subjects.  


Students can take Minors as part of their double degree program provided they meet the requirements set. Minor studies consist of a minimum of 24 credit points of which no more than 12 credit points at 100 level can be counted. 

Minors appear on the transcript (academic record), but do not appear on the testamur.  To have a minor study recorded, students must declare their minor study by submitting an Application to Declare or Change Intended Major/Minor.

Students can consult with academic advisors in the relevant schools concerning the selection of appropriate subjects. 


Students can do an Honours degree in either the Bachelor of Journalism or the Bachelor of International Studies. This requires additional study (one year full-time, or two years part-time).

Honours may be undertaken by students who meet the requirements for enrolment.

Students should consult the single degree entries for Honours requirements. Further information can be accessed at UOW Honours.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

The Faculty may impose quotas on subjects to ensure optimal class sizes.

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 27 October, 2016