Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 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 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts.

Course code4121
Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleMJournalism(DbleWarwick)
CRICOS code084614G
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)2.5 years FT

Students have a maximum of 5 years to complete this course.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Course coordinator

Deb Anderson


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


This is a double master's program jointly offered by Monash and Warwick Universities This international double master's program will allow students to complete, via a two and a half year program, the full requirements of the Monash Master of Journalism degree while based at Monash Australia, plus the full requirements of one of the Politics and International Studies (PAIS) Master of Arts programs offered at Warwick University, while based in the UK.

The program will conclude with a joint research project, addressing the two degree study areas. Students may commence their studies either at Monash or at Warwick and also have the choice of mobility in the dissertation period so that they could return to the institution at which they started, continue at the institution where they studied second, or even share the time between the two.

The research project will cover both journalism and politics, and supervision and assessment of the  project will be conducted via collaboration between Monash and Warwick staff.

On successful completion of the academic program at Warwick and the academic program at Monash, as well as the joint dissertation or research paper, students will be eligible to graduate with the degrees from both institutions, awarded separately.

Master of Arts in Politics and International Studies - Warwick

Students will follow the Master of Arts programme of their choice in PAIS at Warwick, which includes a 40 CATS (credit) core module and 80 CATS of optional modules.

While at Warwick students will be enrolled in the following Monash units (48 credit points):

  • ASA5006 Arts study abroad (12 credit points)
  • ASA5007 Arts study abroad (12 credit points)
  • ASA5008 Arts study abroad (12 credit points)
  • ASA5009 Arts study abroad (12 credit points)

Master of Journalism - Monash

This course is both 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 is designed to ensure graduates will make an excellent contribution to their profession using a full range of media technologies.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes.

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

  • strong professional research and reporting skills in a range of media technologies and formats
  • the necessary skills and attributes either to enter professional practice in the news media or, for qualified journalists, to extend their existing skills and intellectual understanding of journalist practices
  • an understanding and ability to contribute to the important role of professional and ethical journalism in the service of the public right to know and democratic process
  • an effective understanding of the role of journalism and the media in local, national, regional and global contexts.


This course consists of core and elective units, including capstone units which allow the student to demonstrate their understanding of the course and the skills they have acquired.

Units are 12 credit points unless otherwise stated.


Students must complete at Monash:

(a.) the following core units (36 points):

(b.) 12 points of electives from the list below (12 points):

  • APG5044 Professional internship
  • APG5642 Investigative reporting
  • APG5018 Celebrity, fashion, publicity
  • APG5098 Long-form storytelling
  • APG5099 Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • APG5297 Recording oral history: Theory and practice
  • APG5389 Tourism industry and marketing
  • APG5547 Studio production

For students commencing at Monash, following the successful completion of 48 credit points of the Master of Journalism (as above), students will then travel to Warwick University.

On completion of the coursework component of Politics and International Studies MA program at Warwick, students will either remain for a further semester/term at Warwick, or return to Monash, and will complete the following jointly supervised capstone/research option (24 points):

  • APG5980 Monash-Warwick University joint project (24 credit points)


Master of Journalism