The Monash Journalism Program is designed to facilitate entry into an exciting and challenging profession. Journalism Practice and Journalism Studies are both available as a major.

What is it?

Our program is housed in one of the largest Journalism schools in Australia and is taught by leading, award-winning journalists, and renowned journalism academic, in a new multi-million dollar purpose-built facility at Caulfield.

It is informed by strong industry links, contemporary research and established networks of leading universities and institutes in journalism education, nationally and internationally.

Our students have been published widely and have secured employment in sought-after roles at high-profile media outlets.


About our facilities

The Monash Media Lab provides a unique environment that will give students the skills to navigate a new, high-tech world of journalism.

The facilities include radio and sound production studios with a control-room and teaching suite, an open-plan newsroom, editing suites, a broadcast TV and video production studio, a TV control room, and two state-of-the-art teaching laboratories.

To book a Monash Media Lab tour, click here.

How to Study

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Click here for fees, entry requirements and intake information for domestic and international students.

Major: 8 units (48 points) taken over 3 years. This is the area of study you choose to specialise in.

Minor: 4 units (24 points) taken from an area of study that is different to your major.

You must complete 48 credit points (8 units) of your course before you are eligible to go on exchange. Usually this means waiting until your second or third year of study to go on exchange.

We consider you an international student if you are not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
  • an Australian permanent resident.

Note: We consider Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents as local students.

Find out more information on how to apply as an international student

An extended major made up of 12 units (96 points) taken over three years.

Student Publishing

There are many opportunities for our students to publish their work, both in mainstream media and on a number of websites we run on a professional basis.

Publishing is vital for students to establish a great resumé and we provide all the help and encouragement we can.

At Monash, we provide mojo and the Melbourne Tribune to make your journalism available to the public.




While studying Journalism, students are encouraged and helped to organise work experience, which can count towards their degree. Internships help you gain real-world experience and develop your practical skills.

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Study Overseas

Students who come to Monash can be confident that they are studying in a program that is well-grounded internationally. Through the Monash Abroad program, the University provides financial and administrative support for students to travel overseas for study purposes. Such studies are included in their Monash degree.

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What Our Alumni Think

Monash journalism graduates have worked in key editorial positions worldwide. Hear what students have to say about studying journalism at Monash:

It’s inspiring to learn from people who have excelled in their careers.

Rhiana Whitson, ABC

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For international students there is an international student co-ordinator to provide support

– Mo Lin, SBS

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The amount of enthusiasm and expertise that the staff bring to the degree is fantastic.

Louis Nelson, Latrobe Valley Express

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