Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Laws

Bond University

The Bachelor of Journalism is recognised internationally for its quality and innovation, incorporating foundations in journalistic traditions with emerging media trends. Students are trained in news writing, broadcast reporting, photography, media rounds and industries, digital publication and design, media ethics and law. Students can undertake specialised subjects such as Foreign Correspondence; Fashion, Travel and Sport Writing; Multimedia Production; Photojournalism; Creative Non-Fiction and Fiction Writing; Social Media and Citizen Journalism. Bond is committed to maintaining strong industry ties, with many assessment tasks linked to real world publication outcomes including internet publications. Students will have the opportunity to report for local, national and international media outlets throughout their degree and can undertake internships in Australia or internationally in places like New York, Washington and London. The Bachelor of Laws prepares students for a career as a legal professional, both within Australia and overseas. It provides students with a thorough grounding in essential areas of substantive law and access to a wide choice of law elective subjects, including the option of completing a specialisation. An integrated skills and professionalism program is embedded in the degree and focuses on core legal skills essential to the practice of law. The Bachelor of Laws provides an engaging learning experience that challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career.

Course Fee:

$185,020.00

Entry Requirements:

Bond University requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent for entry to Bachelor level programs. Bond does not rely solely on the Overall Position (OP) or the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Rather, a range of criteria are also considered such as extracurricular activities and personal attributes, including outstanding leadership qualities and community involvement.

Structure:

3 core University subjects; 13 Foundation Journalism subjects; 6 Specialist Major subjects; 2 General Electives; 17 Compulsory Law subjects; 7 Law electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Writing for new media; Social media; Creative writing; Journalism; Law

Further information:

The Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Laws enables you to graduate with two undergraduate degrees. The combined degree provides students with the professional outcomes and opportunities of both individual degrees. Please refer to the individual programs for professional outcomes. Completing this combined program will provide opportunities for a range of careers in private, government and not for profit sectors. Graduates may seek to practise law whilst utilising a foundational understanding of the production of content for a range of traditional and multimedia platforms, or employ their understanding of journalism to work in biomedical industries with a background in compliance, regulation and intellectual property.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00017B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gold Coast No info No Full time 4 years
Gold Coast No info No Part time

Located on Queensland’s Gold Coast, between the picturesque mountains of the hinterland and some of Australia’s best beaches, the campus is set on a 50-hectare site just an hour’s drive from Brisbane. It features a range of recreational facilities, a lake and iconic buildings, which include on-campus student residences. The university’s practical learning facilities are equally impressive and have been designed to prepare students for the workplace. Students have access to teaching areas such as film and television studios, a psychology clinic, a legal skills centre modelled on the High Court of Australia, industry-standard financial trading facilities, various science laboratories, and clinical skills rooms with hospital-standard equipment for students of health science and medicine disciplines. 

Bond’s undergraduate courses are offered through the Bond Business School, the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, the Faculty of Law, and the Faculty of Society and Design. Each faculty offers single and combined degrees covering a broad range of disciplines and specialties, including interesting pairings such as law with actuarial science, biomedical science or commerce. The university’s undergraduate courses include a compulsory core curriculum, comprising four areas: Critical Thinking and Communication, Leadership and Team Dynamics, Ethical Thought and Action, and Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement. 

Bond University recently launched The Transformer — an Australian-first program aimed at teaching big picture thinking, creative problem solving and evidence-based decision making. This co-curricular program is designed to encourage exploration, enable innovation and enhance entrepreneurial skills.

Bond offers plenty of flexibility to help accommodate students’ interests. It pioneered the three-semester-per-year (trimester) timetable, which allows students to accelerate their studies and complete an undergraduate degree in two years. 
Bond offers plenty of flexibility to help accommodate students’ interests. It pioneered the three-semester-per-year (trimester) timetable, which allows students to accelerate their studies and complete an undergraduate degree in two years. 

A range of programs and events provides prospective students with insight into university life. Student for a Semester gives high-achieving Year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to enrol into a Bond subject, attend lectures and tutorials, and even submit assessments. Students who successfully complete the program will be granted credit towards a Bond undergraduate degree. For students seeking an accessible pathway to study, the Bond University Preparation Program is a two-semester course providing guaranteed entry into a range of undergraduate programs. 

As a private university, Bond charges full fees for its courses. It is also a not-for-profit organisation, which means that 100 per cent of the tuition fees are reinvested into the university. Domestic students may defer their tuition fees through the federal government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme. 

Bond emphasises globally focused and industry-specific course content and makes internships available across a number of disciplines, both in Australia and overseas. The university has developed industry relationships through graduate placements, research partnerships and its scholarships, and also encourages global mobility among students. Bond currently has more than 80 university partnerships in 25 countries, allowing students to diversify their academic and cultural experience.

For more information, please visit www.bond.edu.au

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Contact

Office of Future Students
Bond University
Gold Coast QLD 4229
Phone: 1800 074 074 (National)
+61 7 5595 1024 (International)
Facsimile: +61 7 5595 1015
Email: information@bond.edu.au
Website: www.bond.edu.au

CRICOS: 00017B

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