This is a double master's program jointly offered by Monash University, Australia and the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. 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, plus the full requirements of one of the Master of Arts degrees taught in the department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at University of Warwick. Due to the alignment of semester/term schedules, students commencing the program at Warwick may be able to complete in a minimum of two years.
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 or continue at the other institution.
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.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you 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.
The Master of Journalism course at Monash is structured in two parts: Part A. Core master's study and Part B. Advanced expertise. Students in the double degree course with Warwick complete Part A and Part B of the Monash course and the requirements for one of the Master of Arts degrees offered through the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick.
Part A. Core master's study
These studies draw on best practices within the broad realm of journalism studies. Through a combination of academic and practice-based work, students gain a solid foundation in all production technologies - print, video, radio and online - in metropolitan, regional and international contexts.
Part B. Advanced expertise
The focus of these studies is professional or scholarly work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development.
The Monash Master of Journalism course comprises 72 points structured in two parts: Part A. Core master's study (48 points), Part B. Advanced expertise (24 points).
In the double degree course you must complete a total of 120 points equivalent, including Part A and Part B of the Monash course as outlined below (72 points), plus the requirements of the Master of Arts degree at Warwick. For Part B of the Monash course you must complete a research thesis (24 points). This will be a joint dissertation of 15,000 words in total or an equivalent journalism research project which is jointly supervised by one academic from Warwick and one academic from Monash and is jointly examined by both partner universities.
Units are 12 points unless otherwise stated.
Part A. Core master's study (48 points)
While at Monash, you must complete:
a. The following two units (24 points):
b. Two elective unit (24 points) chosen from the following:
- APG5135 Video journalism
- APG5184 Video-making as research
- APG5182 Digital management and production
- APG5351Not offered in 2019 World news
- APG5355Not offered in 2019 Journalism and technology
- APG5470 Managing multicultural teams (6 points)
- APG5471 Leadership in intercultural environments (6 points)
- APG5547 Studio production
- APG5642 Investigative journalism
- APG5044 Professional internship
If you are commencing at Monash, following the successful completion of 48 credit points toward the Master of Journalism (as above), you will then travel to the University of Warwick. You will follow their choice of one of the Master of Arts programs offered through PAIS at Warwick, which includes a 40 CATS (credit) core module and 80 CATS of optional modules.
While at Warwick you will be enrolled in the following Monash units (48 credit points):
- ASA5006 Arts study abroad
- ASA5007 Arts study abroad
- ASA5008 Arts study abroad
- ASA5009 Arts study abroad
Part B. Advanced expertise (24 points)
On completion of the coursework component of one of the Master of Arts programs offered through PAIS at Warwick, you will either remain a further semester/term at Warwick, or return to Monash, and complete the following jointly supervised capstone/research option (24 points):
- APG5848 Research thesis (24 credit points)
You may exit this course early and apply to graduate with one of the following Monash awards, provided you have satisfied the requirements for that award during your enrolment in this master's course:
- Graduate Certificate of Arts after successful completion of 24 credit points of study toward the Master of Journalism at Monash with a minimum of 18 credit points at level 4 or above
- Graduate Diploma of Arts after successful completion of 48 credit points of study toward the Master of Journalism at Monash with a minimum of 36 credit points at level 4 or above.
Progression to further studies
Successful completion of this course may provide a pathway to a higher degree by research.