Monash University

Postgraduate - 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 titleMJourn/MEurIntStud
CRICOS code075407A
Total credit points required96
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Professor Chris Nash;; +61 3 9903 4948

Course coordinator

Professor Chris Nash


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students will be required to undertake off-campus fieldwork.


This course provide a comprehensive introduction to European society and culture, the European Union and its relations with non-EU countries, regions and international organisations. It is intended as an entry-level qualification for a professional journalism career, and a mid-career course for working journalists seeking to extend their expertise and refresh the intellectual basis of their practice. It has a national and international orientation designed to optimise the contribution graduates will make to their profession using a full range of media technologies.



The course involves extensive research and reporting in the field.


Students must complete 60 credit points of level four units and 36 credit points at level five. Students who achieve a distinction average in their level four units have the option of undertaking a 24-point research dissertation at level five.

All units are 6 points unless otherwise indicated.


Level four units

Core units

Students must complete the following core units:

  • APG4773 Research and reporting
  • APG4774 Reporting with sound and image
  • APG4775 Journalism and the law
  • APG4776 Journalism studies
  • APG4435 European Union: History, debates, politics
  • APG4438 The European Union and the world
  • LAW7019 European Union law
  • MGX9660 International business theory and practice

Elective units

Students must complete one of the following journalism units:

plus one unit chosen from the following

  • APG4440 European study abroad, part A
  • APG4441 European study abroad, part B
  • a European language unit
  • an elective unit

Students may choose from a wide range of electives. Students will choose their electives in consultation with the course coordinator. A full list of units is available from the Monash European and EU Centre.

Level five units

Students must complete units from both the journalism and European and international studies components as outlined below.

Journalism component

Students choose one of the following options:

Option 1

Student complete the following units:

  • APG5813 Journalism studies project
  • APG5814 Journalism professional project

plus one unit from the list of journalism elective units not already taken:

Option 2

Students must complete the following unit:

  • APG5811 Journalism research project (12 points)

plus one unit from the list of journalism elective units not already taken:

European and International Studies component

Students must complete:

  • APG5436 Comparative regionalism
  • APG5437 Business, civil society and lobbying in the European Union
  • APG5898 The European Union and the developing world

Progression to further studies

Students who complete the 24 point research project option and achieve at least a distinction are eligible to apply for a higher degree by research.

Alternative exit(s)

Students who have completed studies in this course to the value of:

  • 24 points may apply to exit with the relevant graduate certificate
  • 48 points may apply to exit with the relevant graduate diploma.


Master of European and International Studies
Master of Journalism