Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and 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
CRICOS code069011E
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Off-campus (Caulfield)
Multi-modal (Caulfield)
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  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students have a maximum of eight years to complete this course.


This course provides entry-level preparation for a professional career in journalism and related fields, in the context of a critical appreciation of the role of the media in contemporary Australian and international society.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge from a range of sources
  • apply critical understanding and analysis to the literature on journalism
  • demonstrate an understanding of the present interpretations and potential future developments in the issues underlying the content of and approaches to journalism
  • apply critical understanding of personal and cultural understandings and ethical attitudes that underpin journalism practice
  • demonstrate advanced skills of written and oral presentation, argument and analysis
  • apply a critical awareness of international trends and of the intellectual context of economic, technological and social change
  • apply research and reporting skills to a professional standard in a range of media technologies and formats
  • demonstrate an effective understanding of the role of journalism and the media in local, national, regional and global contexts


This course consists of a journalism major, a journalism studies specialisation, an arts minor and additional units.

Areas of study

Core major and specialisation

Other arts areas of study

For the specific requirements of majors and minors and information on other arts units refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook at


Students must complete the following:

(a.) a journalism major (48 points)

(b.) a journalism studies specialisation (36 points)

  • ATS1901 News media and society
  • ATS1902 News media and social theory
  • ATS2784 News and power
  • ATS2785 Journalism and the law
  • ATS3802 Journalism: Practice and discourse
  • one other journalism studies unit

(c.) an arts minor in a different area of study (24 points)

(d.) additional units to make up to a total of 144 points

No more than 10 units (60 points) are to be completed at a first-year level.

Students must complete a minimum of 36 points at third-year level (across the duration of the degree).


Bachelor of Journalism