Duration

4 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course lists

Courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelors of Journalism/Arts:


Component Degrees

Component Degrees that make up the Bachelors of Journalism/Arts:


Dual Degree Planner

Bachelors of Journalism/Arts

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2017*

8/84

Meeting minimum entry scores does not guarantee admission. Entry requirements may change from year to year.

Don't have the OP or rank?

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2018 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

730101 - B Journalism/BArts
730101 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme applies to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

Refer to your component degrees for AQF level.

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the program rules, the Bachelor of Journalism course list and the Bachelor of Arts course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Email: hass.uq.edu.au/askhass

Phone: 07 3365 1333

Web:

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course lists

Courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelors of Journalism/Arts:


Component Degrees

Component Degrees that make up the Bachelors of Journalism/Arts:


Dual Degree Planner

Bachelors of Journalism/Arts

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 029214C

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

Refer to your component degrees for AQF level.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the program rules, the Bachelor of Journalism course list and the Bachelor of Arts course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web:

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelors of Journalism/Arts?

Journalism is an exciting occupation that allows you to meet many different kinds of people and to travel. The basis of journalism is information - discovering, collecting, assembling, analysing and presenting information. To do this effectively, journalists require highly developed skills in language, a good understanding of the media, an interest in current affairs and a broad general knowledge. By also studying the BA, students graduate with highly developed skills in written communication, problem-solving, critical thinking and interpersonal understanding. The BA allows students to choose from a wide variety of majors to either complement their journalism studies (such as Economics, International Relations, Public Policy or Popular Music) or to broaden their knowledge in another field (such as a language, Criminology or Psychology), thus expanding their opportunities to work in different areas of journalism.

What you can study

Course Lists

Courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelors of Journalism/Arts:

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Bachelor of Arts

Honours

Honours is available as an additional year of study.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2017*
8/84

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2018 admissions.

Admission to all UQ programs is competitive - the number of places available is usually smaller than the number of people applying. For this reason, meeting minimum entry scores doesn't guarantee admission.

QTAC Code(s)
730101 - B Journalism/BArts

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 029214C

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the program rules, the Bachelor of Journalism course list and the Bachelor of Arts course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the program rules, the Bachelor of Journalism course list and the Bachelor of Arts course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Bachelors of Journalism/Arts

Careers

Graduates from our dual Journalism/Arts program work in Australia and overseas within a wide range of print and broadcast media organisations at metropolitan, national and regional levels. Career opportunities are found in web and multimedia publications, specialty interest magazines, marketing and public relations, and freelancing. Many employers, especially in large organisations, look for the additional skills an Arts degree provides as these graduates have a broad, flexible education to complement their journalism studies.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelors of Journalism/Arts

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain 64 units comprising:

  • 32 units from the BA Course List comprising -
      (i) 2 majors; or
      (ii) an extended major; and the balance from courses in
      Part A or Part B or a combination of both; or
      (iii) a major and 2 minors;
    and
  • 32 units from the BJ List including:
    • (i) 24 units from Part A; and
    • (ii) 8 units from Part B.

    Students cannot take a major in Journalism and Mass Communication (towards the BA component) or a major in Professional Writing and Communication (towards the BA component).

    Refer to BJ/BA rules for further information.

  • Program Rules for the Bachelors of Journalism/Arts