Bachelor of Journalism

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Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





3 years full-time

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Offered in

For Continuing Students Only

Why choose this program?

Griffith's Bachelor of Journalism degree provides real world skills for people looking for an exciting future in the media. You will gain the skills to pursue a wide variety of careers in journalism from general reporting to specialisations such as foreign correspondence, sports writing, editorial photography or political journalism. Journalism also provides key transferable skills in research and information collection and writing and effective communication, which are highly valued in the contemporary job market.

This professionally oriented degree is designed in partnership with industry specialists and experts. It offers industry standard cross-platform expertise in newspaper, online, radio, television, visual journalism and social media, coupled with expertise in documentary making and photojournalism.

You will learn from experienced journalists and gain work experience, with the opportunity to complete an industry internship in your final year. In fact, Griffith offers more industry internships than any other Queensland university. Through our extensive internships program, you will hone your skills and gain your own industry contacts, giving you a head start when you set out on your career.

As well as core journalism and related courses, you will complete two minors in fields that will complement your journalism study.

Students who commence the program in 2018 must undertake a full-time study load.

Attendance information

Students who commence the program in 2018 must undertake a full-time study load.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

You will find career opportunities in news organisations as a reporter, producer, researcher, subeditor or manager. You will also find a range of opportunities in public relations and communications firms, as well as in government and non-government, not-for-profit and aid organisations. You will find opportunities in other areas of media and the film industry, in public education, commercial communication, and the arts.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Journalism (1254)

Year of study Fee category/Band Flat fee
2019 Withdrawn UGRD (DOM) $0.00

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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