• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Masters coursework program in Journalism, Media and Communications at University of Tasmania aims to produce experts, independent and entrepreneurial communicators.  Designed for those wanting to promote and implement change across a range of social, environment, political and business settings, the course helps you to develop advanced professional-level communications expertise. 


You will learn how to communicate visually and in writing to an advanced level, develop knowledge of the strategic and political communications fields and media industries, and produce and engage with traditional and emergent media platforms and practices with this Journalism, Media and Communications at University of Tasmania.

Spend intensive periods in Hobart, study online or join weekly classes and supervision sessions learning how to communicate effectively and creatively, and to succeed as an independent media and communication producer and entrepreneur. This degree allows you to take advantage of the scientific, environmental, artistic and cultural industry links in Hobart and nationally.

Your Masters degree can be specifically tailored to your interests and expertise, whether they lie in advancing your research skills, or developing your creative practice online, in print or for screen. You will be taught by leading researchers and lecturers, who possess a broad range of industry experience. Your study will be supported by contemporary Media Lab facilities, equipment and technical know-how. Online learning prepares you for our intensive workshops, and fully online units will be available from 2015. 

Career outcomes

Work in journalism, media and communications industries, including in print or broadcast news, online journalism, public relations, environmental and science communications, sports media, corporate or government communications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Researching Journalism, Media and Communications
  • Current Issues in Journalism, Media and Communications
  • Topic in Journalism, Media and Communications
  • Communication for Change
  • Theory to Practice in Journalism, Media and Communications
  • Multi Platform Content Production
  • Media Writing
  • Investigative Journalism

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We recommend that students living overseas should apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to semester start date.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

International students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry at the Masters level can obtain direct apply for entry at Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate level and package this with an offer for entry to Masters. Progression from the Graduate Certificate or Diploma into a Masters requires a credit average. Total length of full-time study for the Master degree in this case remains two years.

CRICOS: 066765J

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30500 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Living costs for Hobart

  • 1204 - 2010 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


There are a huge range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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