Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Arts

University of Wollongong

Journalism and reporting is an evolving industry that encompasses a multitude of media including print, television, radio, web, and social media to inform, engage and entertain. Studying journalism and arts will teach students to gather, assess, create and present news and information to a wide range of audiences and also write, edit and publish a broad variety of written materials. Combining Journalism and Arts also allows students to gain foundational knowledge in many traditional areas of study including history, literature, languages and philosophy and the disciplines of social sciences, cultural studies, sociology and politics.

Course Fee:

International: $11,672

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; any 2 units of English; Recommended: English Advanced; written submission explaining decision to pursue a career in Journalism (max 200 words); entry examination


Subject areas include broadcast journalism, design, online journalism, photo journalism and print journalism.

Subjects you can Study:

Archaeology and ancient history; Community culture and environment; Creative writing; Cultural studies; English literatures; Environmental humanities; French; History; Indigenous studies; International relations; Italian; Japanese; Journalism; Mandarin for non-chinese background students; Mandarin for character background students; Philosophy; Photography; Politics; Science and technology studies; Sociology; Spanish; Writing and English literatures

Study Pathways:

Honours: Available as an additional year (or part-time equivalent) to meritorious students.

Further information:

The degree provides students with critical, analytical and communication skills essential in today's employment market, and the flexible structure enables students to develop their individual areas of expertise.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00102E

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Wollongong 72 No Full time 4.5 years
Wollongong 72 No Part time 9 years
The University of Wollongong (UOW) has earned a place among the top 20 modern universities in the world through world-class research and teaching. With an international network of campuses and regional learning centres, UOW consistently rates among the top Australian universities in key areas, including graduate satisfaction and starting salaries.par par UOW offers 450 degree programs across all levels of study (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and research), as well as English language and academic bridging programs through UOW College. The University currently has 36,180 students enrolled in its onshore and offshore campuses, including 15,820 international students.

The University's commitment to students is evident in UOW graduates, who are recognised for their capability, quality and success in the global workplace. UOW continues to focus on offering personalised experiences and outstanding learning environments.

The city of Wollongong is located just 90 minutes south of Sydney - close enough to be within the daily reach of the Sydney central business district, but without the rush and expense of a big city. Wollongong is the primary city of the Illawarra region of New South Wales, and is Australia's ninth-largest city. More than 295,500 people live in the region. There are very strong support networks for international students and their families to help settle into life in Wollongong.

The UOW Wollongong campus lies between tree-covered mountains and the broad, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean offering students the perfect Australian lifestyle. It's an ideal learning environment that helps students get the most out of their studies. With its parkland setting and extensive learning and recreational facilities, the campus is arguably the most beautiful university campus in Australia. And the UOW Innovation Campus - an award winning, world-class research and commercial precinct developed by UOW - is located less than 10 minutes away.

Provider CRICOS: 00102E

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