Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Communication and Media

University of Wollongong

Combining journalism with communication and media offers a broad introduction to ways in which new media practices shape our everyday lives, both in the workplace and in our communities. It will equip students with critical and innovative thinking skills, and effective communication and creative writing skills, all of which are required for high achievement in a range of communication and journalism careers. Studying communication and journalism will prepare students to succeed in advertising, public relations and corporate branding. Students will learn how to present news and information to a wide range of audiences, and write, edit and publish a broad variety of written materials. Students will be able to research, plan, and execute communication campaigns and acquire skills in issue management, product publicity, crisis communications, and media relations.

Course Fee:

International: $118,152

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; any 2 units of English. In addition to satisfying academic requirements, applicants need to provide a written submission explaining their decision to pursue a career in Journalism (max 200 words) and sit an entry examination


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

Subjects you can Study:

Digital media and communication; Global media and communication; Journalism and professional writing; Marketing communication and advertising

Further information:

Career opportunities: Examples include journalist, producer, researcher, media adviser and careers in public relations and advertising.

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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