Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)/Bachelor of Justice

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Course details

CRICOS course code: 096582A

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

You'll get hands-on production experience in industry-standard newsrooms, studios, post-production and editing suites for radio, television, online and print production. You'll have access to the latest AV equipment and software, and 24-hour student computer labs.

You will benefit from connection to industry experts through experienced teaching and tutoring staff and guest lecturers. You will collaborate with students from other disciplines, to provide a richer learning experience that reflects real-world working environments you will experience in your career. You can even submit your university projects for recognition through industry awards.

With a double degree, you'll gain an even broader range of skills and knowledge and greater career flexibility. This is a popular option for students seeking careers in support roles in the creative industries, or wanting to work in a creative role in other industries.

Bachelor of Justice

You will be job-ready by exploring the most recent theory and practice of social justice, and gain problem-solving, analytical and applied computer skills that are relevant to the workplace.

With your double degree you could work as a journalist with a specialty in areas of justice such as criminology, policing, policy and governance, a media manager for legal environments, or an analyst of legal matters for media organisations.

Tailor your studies and choose from two majors: policy and governance, or criminology and policing.

The policy and governance major offers you the opportunity to learn policy analysis and the intricacies of how government officers research, analyse, recommend and develop policies in the justice sphere. Particularly, it gives you an insight into how policy is implemented and critiqued, and evolves through government and its departments.

The criminology and policing major details punishment and penal policy, crime research methods, and your choice of units in eco crime, sex crime, death investigation, crime in pop culture, drugs and intelligence, among others.

The course is consistently refreshed to meet the needs of the community, government and police agencies for skilled staff. You will also benefit from academic staff who have worked in these areas and bring real-life examples and experience to your learning.

At a theoretical level, you will engage with the concepts of social justice, human rights and equality to understand the way in which society defines, polices and punishes criminal behaviours.

Highlights

Learn to prepare and present news through a variety of social channels and across online, print and broadcast platforms.
Access newsrooms, radio and TV studios and contribute to QUT News and other outlets. You'll also have the opportunity to apply for industry internships and international exchanges.
Learn from working professionals and internationally renowned scholars of journalism and media studies.
Undertake combined studies in criminology and policing, or policy and governance.
Work as a journalist with a specialty in areas of justice such as criminology, policing, policy and governance, a media manager for legal environments, or an analyst of legal matters for media organisations.

Career outcomes

Opportunities include working as a journalist with a specialty in areas of justice such as criminology, policing, policy and governance, as a media manager for legal environments, or an analyst of legal matters for media organisations.

Possible careers

Aid Work Manager
Community Worker
Family Services Officer
Government Officer
Journalist
Ministerial policy adviser
Police Officer (Australian Federal)
Policy Officer
Policy analyst
Program Leader
Program Manager
Public Relations Officer

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 31,500 Per Year Read more2021 academic year tuition fee: 32,800 per year
Start date: 13 July 2020
22 February 2021
Duration: 4 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Kelvin Grove Campus

Victoria Park Road
Brisbane Queensland 4059
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 31,500 Per Year Read more2021 academic year tuition fee: 32,800 per year
Start date: 13 July 2020
22 February 2021
Duration: 4 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street Brisbane Queensland 4000
Australia

Entry criteria

  • Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 4.5 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.0 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in an Australian school system or equivalent.

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Listening, Reading score of 16, Writing score of 21 and Speaking score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 58 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 176 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 169.

Address

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street Brisbane Queensland 4000
Australia