Master of Journalism & Communication

The UNSW Master of Journalism and Communications is an innovative, interdisciplinary two year degree that provides education in journalism, media studies and communication. It’s designed to produce industry-ready journalists and communication professionals.

Build a Professional Portfolio

Undertaking a Master of Journalism and Communication at UNSW allows you to develop and hone specialist skills across a range of journalistic writing forms. These encompass journalistic values, news writing, genres, research and interviewing skills, critical thinking and ethical awareness.

UNSW School of the Arts and Media’s digital news website, Newsworthy, features written articles, audio, and video produced by postgraduate and undergraduate Media students. Newsworthy allows you to build your portfolio and learn through practical experience and mentoring from seasoned industry professionals, including Connie Levett, former editor of The Sydney Morning Herald.

Love What You Do


This program is structured to acknowledge and recognise the skills that individuals bring to their postgraduate education. More experienced students can undertake a streamlined degree while students with less professional experience will study for the full 2 years.

The program includes three different streams to choose from including: 

Your Career

Journalism is a multi-platform and multimedia environment, where news media business models are in flux, and communications technologies are constantly providing new opportunities and challenges.

The Master of Journalism and Communications will equip you to become an expert across diverse areas and topics in Journalism, Communication, Public Relations, and Digital Media, through detailed course work delivered by industry-renowned academics. By studying at UNSW, you’ll have access to our world-leading academics and a top-ranked faculty that outperforms not only in the Performing Arts, Literary Studies and Creative Writing but also in Film and Digital Media.

What our Academics Say

“Our rich and diverse group of interdisciplinary programs enables students to make exciting links across areas of specialisation and to engage in theoretical, practical, and creative approaches to academic study. This includes the opportunity to undertake creative and practice-based research at Masters and Doctoral level.”

- Michael Balfour, Head of School of the Arts & Social Sciences

You can find more information on this degree including entry requirements on the UNSW Degree Finder.

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