Study pathway to


Part-time and accelerated study options available

From traditional print and broadcast media to online outlets and the huge rise in social media, the production and consumption of news is continually evolving and expanding.

Society as a whole needs competent, well-trained journalists who can share information effectively and impartially in the context of ongoing change.

To become a journalist:

Step 1
Undertake an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Step 2
Choose the Master of Journalism at Melbourne.

Example pathway

Year 1 Undergraduate Year 2 Year 3 Year 4   Year 5 Graduate Year 6
Bachelor of Agriculture   Master of Journalism
Bachelor of Arts      
Bachelor of Biomedicine      
Bachelor of Fine Arts      
Bachelor of Music      
Bachelor of Oral Health      
Bachelor of Science      
Bachelor of Commerce      
Bachelor of Design      
Bachelor of Arts Extended    
Bachelor of Science Extended    

Or any approved undergraduate degree


About the Master of Journalism
This program will enable you to develop the professional skills necessary to work as a practitioner of journalism across all media, including print, radio, television, online, mobile and social media, and in the media relations and corporate communication sectors.

You will investigate key concepts that frame recent developments in fields such as media law, management theory, globalisation, health policy, and climate change, along with undertaking an internship with an external organisation, either in Australia or internationally.

Entry requirements
This program may have specific entry requirements such as a minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) that must be completed to be considered for entry.

Guaranteed entry
The University offers guaranteed entry into selected graduate degrees to domestic and international students who have completed an Australian Year 12 or the IB in Australia. Eligible students must enrol in a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree immediately following year 12, or be granted a deferral by the University. These guarantees are usually based on your ATAR/notional ATAR.

Find out if you’re eligible for guaranteed entry.

Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship
Chancellor’s Scholars at Melbourne are guaranteed a place in the graduate program of their choice, and participate in a program of enrichment activities during their undergraduate studies.

Find out more about the Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship.