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Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing
Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing

Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing

  • ID:UOSA610203
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$200.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$29,300.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$6,000.00
  • Application Fee:$200.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$29,300.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$6,000.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

The admission criteria have been grouped to assist you to easily find the information most relevant to your circumstances. However, you may fit into more than one and the university will consider applicants against each of the relevant criteria.

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfill any prerequisite requirements and essential requirements for admission:

  • Recent secondary education
    • Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent


  • Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR), or
  • Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or
  • Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

Applicants who have not achieved the Selection Rank required for automatic selection may be selected for any remaining places based on the grades of their year 12 subjects.


  • Higher education study
    • Complete or partly complete a recognised higher education program at a recognised higher education institution, or
    • Complete at least four Open Universities Australia (OUA) courses at undergraduate level or above


  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
    • Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Certificate IV or above


  • Work and life experience
    • Qualify for Special Entry, or
    • Complete a UniSA Foundation Studies program or equivalent, or
    • Hold completed secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE obtained more than 2 years in the past

English requirements

  • IELTS total 6.0

Course Information

Graduates of this degree (the only one of its kind in South Australia) are qualified to work as a journalist and writer in mainstream media and communication fields. An emphasis on professional writing also opens doors to a wide variety of allied professions, such as technical writing, tender presentations, and marketing and communication.

Our on-campus facilities, which include a TV studio, radio studio and editing suites, will ensure you graduate career-ready and offer you the opportunity to practice recording news broadcasts, producing, and filming with state-of-the-art technology. You will then get the chance to practice these skills in a real-world environment when you complete an internship or industry project during your final year. This is a great opportunity for you to develop your skills and build important industry networks.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This degree prepares you to work as a journalist in print, broadcast, online or for multimedia organisations. Social media is enabling more people to say what they think and share what they see every day, so the role of informed, knowledgeable, well-trained reporters and writers in presenting objective, factual information is more important than ever. The job prospects for journalists and writers in Australia is expected to experience strong growth through until November 20201. Careers to consider:

  • communication specialist: create and deliver internal and external communications
  • copywriter: develop advertising concepts; often work alongside an art director
  • editor: prepare, write and edit copy; editors also plan and coordinate the selection of material for publication, and may be required to supervise other staff
  • journalist: research, write, edit, proofread and file news stories for use on television, radio or for publication in newspapers, magazines or journals
  • reporter: deliver updates on news stories; reporters often cover breaking stories
  • scriptwriter: create characters and storylines for movie or television scripts
  • tv presenter: the public face or voice of programs broadcast on television, radio and the internet

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