Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Arts
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

The journalism component develops skills in collecting, assembling, analysing and presenting information. Students develop strong skills in language and gain a good understanding of the media. Students have the chance to complement their journalism training through domestic and international field trips and internship opportunities. Gain valuable insights into current practice through an on-site media and production support team, and industry professionals from leading media outlets. The arts component develops skills in written communication, problem- solving, critical thinking and interpersonal understanding. Students can choose majors that complement their journalism studies or broaden their knowledge in other fields. For more information, visit Bachelors of Journalism/Arts at UQ.


Refer to Bachelor of Arts. Students cannot complete the journalism and mass communication or professional writing and communication majors in the Bachelor of Arts.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

Print; radio; television; multimedia; public relations; marketing and communications; public service; online content development; TV; publishing. Many large corporations employ journalists in a range of communications and public relations positions.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$14200 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time