Embark on a career as a storyteller in the digital age with practical writing, reporting and producing skills developed within our online newsroom.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
In our Journalism course, you’ll develop the skills you need to thrive in the digital era of news. Learn everything you need to know to work within a professional news organisation, gathering information and producing multi‐media editorial content in text, audio and video digital formats.
You’ll learn about the history, theory and principles of journalism and its power and influence in society.
You will investigate the ethical, legal and cultural contexts of the news media and the associated responsibilities of journalists in cultural and political contexts.
When you graduate you can follow a career in the media industry or as a freelance writer or producer. You will have the skills to research and communicate effectively, which are useful in many corporate and public sector settings.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth campus or external
- Mid-year domestic available
- Mid-year international available
- School of Arts
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
Entry requirements for
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. Our International Welcome Scholarship therefore offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.
How to apply as a International Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
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