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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleGradDipJournalism
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Contact details

Chris Nash, Professor of Journalism, chris.nash@arts.monash.edu.au; +61 3 9903 4948

Course coordinator

Professor Chris Nash

Notes

  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.
  • Part time study only.

Description

The Graduate Diploma of Journalism is both an entry-level qualification for a professional journalism career and a mid-career course for working journalists seeking to extend their expertise and refresh the intellectual basis of their practice. It has a national and international orientation designed to optimise the contribution graduates will make to their profession using a full range of media technologies.

Objectives

Students completing this course will demonstrate:

  • strong professional research and reporting skills in a range of media technologies and formats
  • the necessary skills and attributes either to enter professional practice in the news media or, for qualified journalists, to extend their existing skills and intellectual understanding of journalist practices
  • an understanding and ability to contribute to the important role of professional and ethical journalism in the service of the public right to know and democratic process
  • an effective understanding of the role of journalism and the media in local, national, regional and global contexts.

Structure

Students complete four core units and four elective units at level four.

Requirements

Students complete the following four core units:

plus 24 points of level four elective units from the following:

Progression to further studies

Students who complete the graduate diploma with a minimum credit average, may apply to enter course 3932 Master of Journalism.

Alternative exit(s)

After successful completion of 24 points, students may apply to exit the program with a related graduate certificate.

Award(s)

Graduate Diploma in Journalism