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|Award granted||Graduate Diploma of Journalism|
|Length||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$19,750* - Full-fee paying place|
Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries
Tel 03 9246 8100
or 03 5227 1359
Nina Weerakkody, +61 3 522 71340, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.
|CRICOS course code||046736B|
|Deakin course code||A649|
Deakin University is a national leader in the provision of professional development programs for people working in the communication industry. It works in partnership with major employers and professional associations to deliver top quality programs in public relations, journalism and all aspects of professional communication. Deakin has designed its journalism postgraduate program to help integrate academic studies with work and personal commitments. The Graduate Diploma of Journalism is offered via campus and Cloud (online) study modes and is supported by a wide range of services. Postgraduate journalism courses provide an intensive practical component, ensuring strong job entry skills. The courses will enhance journalistic creativity and critical thinking skills, which are essential to progression in this vibrant profession, and will also prepare students for the challenges they will face in the twenty-first century, by helping develop the analytical skills necessary for reporting events in context.
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Journalism, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising:
Note: Students who complete a specialisation of 4 credit points will have the specialisation indicated on their academic transcript.
|ALJ722||Investigative and Narrative Journalism|
|ALJ724||Law Media and Communication|
|ALJ725||Editing and Design in a Multiple Media Environment|
|ACM701||Global Media and War|
To be eligible for entry into the Graduate Diploma of Journalism applicants require a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution or equivalent:
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Applications for credit transfer will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.
The Graduate Certificate of Journalism, the Graduate Diploma of Journalism and the Master of Communication comprise a suite of fully articulated courses. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate will lead to entry into either the Graduate Diploma or the Master of Communication with up to 4 credit points for credit transfer Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma will lead to entry into the Master of Communication with up to 8 credit points for credit transfer.
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.