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Why Study Journalism?

Humans have been telling stories and sharing information since the dawn of time. In Journalism Studies, we teach how to share important information with the world on radio, TV and on the internet, from a platform of expertise that has been built over many years in the industry.

We teach the basic principles of journalism as a specialisation within a three-year Bachelor of Social Science degree. In the first year you will learn to write, record and publish on different platforms. As your studies continue into the second year, the legal fundamentals of journalism, online journalism and video journalism become the focus of your studies. In the third year you can specialise even more, with courses offered in investigative journalism, business journalism and sports journalism. The top students also get an opportunity to do a placement in the industry and gain invaluable work experience while earning credits towards their degree.

To study Journalism at MSA, you can enrol for a Bachelor of Social Science degree with a major in Journalism. If direct access to this degree is not possible, you can explore entry through the Social Science stream of our Foundation Programme.

Once you have completed your Bachelor’s degree, you can continue with an Honours degree and then a Master’s degree in Social Science, with specialisation in Communication.

Double Majors

To amplify your studies and shape your future career, choose to double major at no additional cost when studying a Bachelor of Social Science. Pair your Journalism major with International Studies, Political Studies, Geography, Criminology, Sociology, Communication and Media Studies, Public Relations Practice, Child and Youth Development, or Psychology, or a non-Social Science major such as Economics, Management or Marketing.

What are My Career Outcomes?

Completing your Journalism degree at MSA will help you to build a successful career in your desired area. There are many opportunities, including:

  • Radio
  • Television
  • Print
  • Online
  • Academic environment


You can choose to specialise even further in research within our Honours and Masters degrees.

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