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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism
PGDipJ

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and have

(b) been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree with at least a B grade average in the 300-level majoring courses, or equivalent; and

(c) been selected into the programme on the basis of a written application and, at the discretion of Academic Board or its delegate, an interview; and

(d) achieved an academic IELTS of at least 7.0 in all bands, or an equivalent TOEFL score, or other evidence that is acceptable to Academic Board or its delegate, if English is not the applicant's first language.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism shall follow a flexible course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits at 700 level, comprising:

(a) the courses listed in the Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism;

(b) attending contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

3. The Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism is awarded without specialisation.

Student Progression

4. In cases of sufficient merit, the Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

Completion Requirements

5. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

6. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

7. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism

120 credits from

219.711 Shorthand 0 credits C 219.712, 219.713, 219.714, 219.715
219.712 Print News Journalism 30 credits C 219.711, 219.713, 219.714, 219.715
219.713 Multi-media Journalism 30 credits C 219.711, 219.712, 219.714, 219.715
219.714 Media Law, Ethics and Workplace Practice 30 credits C 219.711, 219.712, 219.713, 219.715
219.715 Research Methods in Journalism 30 credits C 219.711, 219.712, 219.713, 219.714

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