Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBJourn(Hons)
CRICOS code075417K
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Off-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Honours is a prestigious program comprising a fourth year of coursework and research after the completion of a relevant undergraduate pass degree. Students choose a topic and undertake research working with a carefully selected supervisor who provides individual guidance and academic counselling.


Honours students extend their undergraduate knowledge in journalism studies and practice through in-depth research, building upon their skills in the areas of research, analysis, writing and other forms of communication.

Entry requirements

Students must have:

  • completed a Bachelor of Journalism degree, with a major (48 points or the equivalent) in journalism
  • obtained at least a distinction average (70 per cent) in the intended honours discipline(s) to the value of 24 points at second and third-year level, of which at least 18 points must be at third-year level.

Students qualified to enter an honours program must normally do so within five years of the date on which they completed their undergraduate studies.


This course consists of a dissertation, and additional coursework units chosen from journalism to a total value of 48 points.


Dissertation units

Student complete the following two units:

ATS4812 Journalism dissertation part 1

ATS4813 Journalism dissertation part 2

Coursework units

Student complete the following two units:

ATS4811 Journalism studies research seminar

ATS4814 Advanced journalism project

Honours studies may be taken as single honours (in journalism over one year of full-time study), double honours (journalism and another discipline over two years of full-time study) or combined honours (journalism and another discipline over one year of full-time study).

Contact the journalism honours coordinator in the School of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous studies for further details.


Honours Degree of Bachelor of Journalism