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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

  • 17% international / 83% domestic

Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)/Bachelor of Justice

  • Bachelor

Combine journalism and justice for roles including journalist with a specialty in areas of justice, media manager for legal environments, or analyst of legal matters for media organisations.

Key details

Degree Type
4 years full-time
Course Code
ID09, 096582A
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$6,800 per year / $27,200 total
International Fees
$31,500 per year / $126,000 total

About this course

Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

You'll get hands-on production experience in industry-standard newsrooms, studios, post-production and editing suites for radio, television, online and print production. You'll have access to the latest AV equipment and software, and 24-hour student computer labs.

You will benefit from connection to industry experts through experienced teaching and tutoring staff and guest lecturers. You will collaborate with students from other disciplines, to provide a richer learning experience that reflects real-world working environments you will experience in your career. You can even submit your university projects for recognition through industry awards.

With a double degree, you'll gain an even broader range of skills and knowledge and greater career flexibility. This is a popular option for students seeking careers in support roles in the creative industries, or wanting to work in a creative role in other industries.

Bachelor of Justice

You will be job-ready by exploring the most recent theory and practice of social justice, and gain problem-solving, analytical and applied computer skills that are relevant to the workplace.

With your double degree you could work as a journalist with a specialty in areas of justice such as criminology, policing, policy and governance, a media manager for legal environments, or an analyst of legal matters for media organisations.

Tailor your studies and choose from two majors: policy and governance, or criminology and policing.

The policy and governance major offers you the opportunity to learn policy analysis and the intricacies of how government officers research, analyse, recommend and develop policies in the justice sphere. Particularly, it gives you an insight into how policy is implemented and critiqued, and evolves through government and its departments.

The criminology and policing major details punishment and penal policy, crime research methods, and your choice of units in eco crime, sex crime, death investigation, crime in pop culture, drugs and intelligence, among others.

The course is consistently refreshed to meet the needs of the community, government and police agencies for skilled staff. You will also benefit from academic staff who have worked in these areas and bring real-life examples and experience to your learning.

At a theoretical level, you will engage with the concepts of social justice, human rights and equality to understand the way in which society defines, polices and punishes criminal behaviours.

Entry requirements

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

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Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

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Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments OP Selection rank OP Selection rank Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 4 Selection rank 94 OP 4 Selection rank 94 Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 7 Selection rank 87 OP 7 Selection rank 87 Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 8 Selection rank 84 OP 8 Selection rank 84

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Study locations

Gardens Point

Kelvin Grove

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