Course Description

This program structure applies to students commencing prior to 2019. If you are commencing from 2019 please refer to program 4792 Media (Comms &amp, Journalism)/Law.

This program combines the professional Bachelor of Laws with the Bachelor of Media (Communication and Journalism).

The Bachelor of Media (Communication and Journalism) is designed to provide students with foundational and applied skills, knowledge and capabilities in professional communication and journalism. It equips students to be effective producers and analysts of a wide range of communication practices, informed by a solid understanding of media theory. Relevant career pathways include journalism, corporate and organizational communication, public sector communication and public relations. While specialising in Communication and Journalism, students will also be immersed in the culture and philosophy of media studies through their courses in the media core.

This degree combination is relevant to students interested in becoming media lawyers, or in journalism, corporate and organisational communication.

Level I and II courses cover contextual knowledge of communication and journalism, and practical and theoretical skills in text production and analysis. As students proceed into Level III, the program expands and deepens knowledge and understanding of these skills through application to contemporary communication contexts, requiring demonstration of the ability to situate, produce and evaluate effective communication texts.


5 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Communications undergraduate courses at University of New South Wales (UNSW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 45.4% (national average 69.3%)
Improved skills: 65.8% (national average 80.6%)
Overall satisfaction: 65.0% (national average 78.9%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of New South Wales (UNSW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Communications undergraduate courses at University of New South Wales (UNSW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 59.5% (national average 58.3%)
Studying full time: 11.2% (national average 17.1%)
Median full time salary: $50,000 (national average $48,800)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 082786D
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Code: 4753

Entry Requirements