2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of International Studies | 2018

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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 Course Handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of this degree, students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points comprised of the following:

  1. 96 credit points of core subjects for the Bachelor of Journalism;
  2. 24 credit points of core subjects for the Bachelor of International Studies;
  3. A minimum of a minor in a language other than English (students may elect to take a major in a language);
  4. One of the majors listed for the Bachelor of International Studies;
  5. If required, elective subjects to bring the total number of credit points completed to 216;
  6. No more than 90 credit points at 100 level.

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


Click on subject codes in the above course structure for information on sessions of offer for each subject.

To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page.


Students completing this degree will complete a major Minors available in the Bachelor of International Studies.


Students enrolled in this degree are required to take at least one minor in a language other than English, and may be eligible to complete another minor provided they meet the requirements.

Information regarding minors, including which subjects to take to complete a minor, are available on the 2018 General Schedule of Minors page.

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 submit an Application to Declare or Change Intended Major/Minor.

Students studying this degree cannot take a Journalism minor. 

Compulsory Work Placement / Online Components 

Undertaking a work integrated learning (WIL) experience during your university education is now a significant contributor to being competitive in securing employment in your field of choice when you graduate from UOW.

This course contains a minimum of 70 hours of compulsory work-based placements. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.

Students in the Bachelor of Journalism will complete this placement in the Journalism Internship subject, JRNL304, in their final year. This subject provides students with the opportunity to apply the skills acquired during their university subjects as an internship with a professional media organisation. Students will be required to work in the newsroom (or other suitable work environment). Students who obtain a position in a newsroom will be required to work under the direction of a chief of staff, news director or other nominated person. They will be expected to research, write and, where necessary, produce audio and video stories to deadline. This may be daily, weekly or monthly, depending on the publication/broadcast deadlines of the publication/program they are working for. Students who obtain work experience in a cognate field will be required to produce content (speeches, information packs, media releases, or other documents). Again, they will work under the direction of a nominated employee.


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. 

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: 19 February, 2019