Honest, effective journalism is more important now than ever before. It has immense power. It can empower truth, build better democracies, and positively change society and individuals.
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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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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Thinking of studying with us? Whether you are a domestic or an international student, we have a wide range of courses to suit your needs. Simply complete the form to download your course guide.
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Work Integrated Learning
Swinburne guarantees real industry experience in all our bachelor degrees in the form of placements, internships or industry-linked projects.