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Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies | 2017
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 751664
The Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies enables students interested in storytelling, writing, editing, and convergent media etc. to gain the skills needed for careers in media related fields, such as journalism, social media, policy writing, copywriting, editing and media management.
Skills gained within the Bachelor of Journalism, including newsroom experience and the production of stories and reports, complement theoretical and practical perspectives concerning communication, institutions and technologies explored in the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies.
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:
- Develop, research and evaluate practical knowledge and practice and its application to different disciplines;
- Demonstrate the ability to apply a set of relevant critical, professional and technical skills to a specialised area;
- Demonstrate the ability to apply a set of relevant creative, technical and/or critical thinking skills to research design and production;
- Communicate effectively to a range of audiences through a range of media;
- Apply ethical principles to a range of contexts.
Please refer to the handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies, students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points comprised of the following:
- The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of Journalism ;
- 12cp of electives as outlined in the Bachelor of Journalism course handbook listing;
- The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies ;
- One of the majors for the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies;
- Elective subjects to bring the total number of credit points completed to 216;
- No more than 90 credit points in 100-level subjects.
- Students must achieve a clear pass in the core 300 level subjects.
- Students in the Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies may not take the Journalism and Professional Writing major in the Bachelor of Communications and Media Studies degree.
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 at least 12 credit points are at 200 level or higher.
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 the Bachelor of Communication and Media 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 and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.
The Faculty may impose quotas on subjects to ensure optimal class sizes.
Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder