The Centre for Advancing Journalism is a hub of connections with both mainstream and emerging new media industries. Our experts are at the cutting edge of the changes in journalism practice, and this is reflected across all our education programs.
The staff at CAJ constantly evaluate what we teach. Student Experience Surveys and our rapidly changing industry influence the content of our program.
To view sample course plans for our Masters please see the Master of Journalism What will I study? and Master of International Journalism What will I study? web pages.
Master of Journalism
Become a journalist of the future. The Master of Journalism degree builds the skills you need to redefine your profession and is designed and delivered by teaching staff who are outstanding professional practitioners. Gain a theoretical and practical grounding in issues such as civics, governance, citizenship, the impact of new technologies, social media and new practices, including data journalism. Investigate key concepts that frame recent developments in fields such as media law, management theory, globalisation, health policy, and climate change.
Master of International Journalism
The Master of International Journalism is targeted at students interested in understanding and producing journalism in an international field of practice, where it is important that key skills are complemented by an understanding of different professional traditions, conventions, cultures and challenges.
The degree combines an emphasis on key skills – news gathering and news writing, video, audio, digital and social media production – with an international outlook on how different media operate in different cultures and markets.
Graduate Diploma in Journalism (Advanced)
The Graduate Diploma in Journalism (Advanced) develops your advanced and practical understanding of how news stories are put together to ensure you can critically reflect on the challenges media professionals face in journalism.
The diploma is associated with the Master of Journalism and comprises four compulsory subjects and four related electives. Together these represent basic journalistic skills and understandings with the opportunity to study a limited number of subjects at a more advanced level. At the conclusion of their study students can choose to articulate into the full Master of Journalism program.
Graduate Certificate in Journalism (Advanced)
The Graduate Certificate in Journalism (Advanced) refines your practical understanding of how news stories are put together and be equipped too critically reflect on writing challenges that journalists face across different media – print and digital.
The certificate is associated with the Master of Journalism and teaches the basic and fundamental skills and understandings of journalism. It is suitable for students with little or no experience in journalism. At the conclusion of their study students can choose to articulate into either the Graduate Diploma in Journalism (Advanced) or the full Master of Journalism program.