Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Course details

CRICOS course code: 096578G

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

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.

Benefit from connection to industry experts through experienced teaching and tutoring staff and guest lecturers. You'll collaborate with students from other disciplines, providing 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 Laws (Honours)

The defining nature of our law degree is the unique balance between theory and practice. During your degree, you will complete the academic law units required for admission to legal practice, as well as elective units that align with your career interests.

Through your study you will develop necessary legal skills such as legal research, problem solving, critical analysis, dispute resolution, and oral and written communication.

Develop a career in journalism focusing on legal affairs, politics, crime reporting and foreign affairs, or work as a solicitor, barrister or in-house lawyer, including media lawyer.

Our course will also help you understand and promote the ethical standards of the legal profession and to appreciate international and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.

Our Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a higher qualification than a bachelor degree, as it has honours-level content integrated throughout the course. The advanced knowledge and skills in this course will benefit your professional career, or future research and study.

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.
Gain a strong foundation in contemporary law knowledge, understanding and experience.
Benefit from meaningful connections with high profile industry employers and classes with leading and internationally renowned law experts.
Develop a career in journalism focusing on legal affairs, politics, crime reporting and foreign affairs, or work as a solicitor, barrister or in-house lawyer, including media lawyer.

Career outcomes

The combination of journalism with law can equip you for specialised journalism careers in legal affairs, politics, crime reporting and foreign affairs. Knowledge of parliament and how laws are created is crucial to any journalist, so you will be able to draw on your legal knowledge in that area. You could also find employment in the legal environment as a solicitor, barrister or in-house lawyer (including media lawyer), with the journalism component enhancing your employability with advanced oral and written communication skills

Possible careers

Barrister
Commercialisation Officer
Contract Administrator
In-House Lawyer
Journalist
Lawyer
Policy Officer
Public Relations Officer/Consultant
Solicitor

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 30,900 Per Year Read more2021 academic year tuition fee: 32,100 per year
Start date: 13 July 2020
22 February 2021
Duration: 5.5 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Kelvin Grove Campus

Victoria Park Road
Brisbane Queensland 4059
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 30,900 Per Year Read more2021 academic year tuition fee: 32,100 per year
Start date: 13 July 2020
22 February 2021
Duration: 5.5 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 5.0 (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 5.0 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 5.0 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 4.5 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).

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