This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
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Admission and fees
2 years FT, 4 years PT
Students have a maximum of 6 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.
Master of Journalism
Award post-nominals (abbreviated award title).
This course 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 is designed to ensure graduates will make an excellent contribution to their profession using a full range of media technologies.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to demonstrate:
The course is structured in three parts: Part A. Foundations for advanced journalism studies, Part B. Core master's study and Part C. Advanced expertise. All students complete Part B. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A or Part C or a combination of the two.
Note that if you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.
These studies will introduce you to journalism studies at advanced undergraduate or graduate level. They are intended for students whose previous qualification is not in a cognate field.
These studies draw on best practices within the broad realm of journalism studies. Through a combination of academic and practice-based work, students gain a solid foundation in all production technologies - print, video, radio and online - in metropolitan, regional and international contexts.
The focus of these studies is professional or scholarly work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development. You have two options:
Students admitted to the course, who have a recognised honours degree in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences, will receive credit for Part C, however, should they wish to complete a 24 point research project as part of the course they should consult with the course coordinator.
The course comprises 96 points structured into three parts: Part A. Foundations for advanced journalism studies (24 points), Part B. Core master's study (48 points) and Part C. Advanced expertise (24 points).
Depending on prior qualifications you may receive entry level credit (a form of block credit) which determines your point of entry to the course:
Note: Students eligible for credit for prior studies may elect not to receive the credit and complete one of the higher credit-point options. Such students should consult the course coordinator about appropriate units to complete since those listed in Part A(a) may not be appropriate.
All students must complete a minimum of 48 credit points at level 5 and a maximum of 24 points at level 2 or 3 for entry point 1. Unless otherwise stated, units with codes beginning with 2 or 3 are 6 points, and units with codes beginning with a 5 are 12 points.
a. Two 6 point units (12 points) from the following, taken during the first full time equivalent year of study:
b. One unit (12 points) from the electives listed in Part C
a. The following two units (24 points):
b. Two capstone units (24 points) chosen from the following:
* Students electing to take the research thesis option and APG5856 should consult with the course coordinator.
Students complete either a. or b. below.
a. The following unit/s:
** Students admitted to the course at entry level 3 who wish to complete a 24 point research thesis should consult with the course coordinator.
b. Two elective units (24 points) from the following:
Students entering at entry levels 1 and 2 can complete a research thesis (24 points) that will provide a pathway to a higher degree by research. Students entering at entry level 3 will normally already have an honours degree, however, students in this group who wish to complete a research thesis in journalism should discuss the options with the course coordinator.
Students may exit this course early and apply to graduate with one of the following awards, provided they have satisfied the requirements indicated for that award during their enrolment in this master's course: