Swinburne journalism degree students will learn practical writing and reporting skills, including investigation, research and interviewing. Students will produce stories for real publications, including our own digital journal, The Standard.

Study investigative or broadcast journalism, as well as photojournalism, and gain skills across digital media, television, radio and print.

You’ll graduate from your journalism studies with a full understanding of the social, historical, legal and ethical framework to produce journalism that informs, guides and empowers. Browse our courses to find detailed course information, application dates, entry requirements, fees, subjects, ATAR calculator and more. 

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Follow Kirstie’s journey from undertaking a football PR internship as part of her Journalism degree to becoming Communications Manager – Community for AFL Victoria. The skills she learned in new media helped Kirstie future-proof her career.

The Swinburne Advantage

An undergraduate degree must be about more than just knowledge – it’s also job readiness, professional experience and access to further opportunities. 

We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Our degrees can include placements, internships, industry-linked projects, study tours and more. This is your chance to work on real-life projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence, knowing you have what it takes to land a job by graduation or even before. 

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