Bachelor of Journalism (Honours)

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$6,566.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Admission requirements

  • Bachelor of Journalism or equivalent and 5.0 GPA over second and third year


Offered in

Trimester 1

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.


To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) [BJour(Hons)], a student must acquire 80 credit points as prescribed below:

  • gain 30 credit points for prescribed coursework;
  • successfully complete the 50 credit point dissertation/project.


Classification of Honours

This degree with Honours may be awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I Honours
  • Class IIA Honours
  • Class IIB Honours
  • Class III Honours

The class of Honours to be awarded to each student in this degree will be determined by the relevant Assessment Board on the basis of a Program GPA and a minimum percentage for the Dissertation as outlined in the Calculation of Honours Classification section of the Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8) Policy.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 8 - Bachelor Honours Degree.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.

Upon admission, the Program Director (in consultation with the student), will determine the discipline of study based on the student's prior undergraduate studies.

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2   Listed elective  10
Tri 1 7008LHS Principles of Research (not offered from 2019) 10
Tri 1,2 7563LHS Research Methods  10
Tri 1,2 6110LHS Research Design  10
Tri 1,2 6204LHS Research Colloquium  10
Tri 1,2 6500LHS_P1 Dissertation/Project (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2 6500LHS_P2 Dissertation/Project (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2 6500LHS_P3 Dissertation/Project (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2 6500LHS_P4 Dissertation/Project (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2 6500LHS_P5 Dissertation/Project (see Note 1) 10

Note 1: A final grade will not be awarded until Part 5 has been completed.

Note 2: Students must have completed one trimester of study before enrolling in 6204LHS.

Students may complete 10 credit points from the following courses (subject to Program Director approval):

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 7118LHS Writing Creative Nonfiction: Places, People and Journey  10
Tri 1 7115LHS Advanced Research in Creative Writing  10
Tri 1 7225LHS Critical Perspectives on Safety  10
Tri 1 7008LHS Principles of Research (not offered from 2019) 10
Tri 1,2 7563LHS Research Methods  10
Tri 2,3 7565LHS Professional Experience  10
Tri 2 7119LHS Writing Contemporary Fiction  10
Tri 2 7117LHS Advanced Public Writing  10
Tri 2 7109LHS Media, Power and Decision-making  10
Tri 1 7124LHS Social Media Law and Risk Management  10