Journalism remains a central source of information about our world. Individuals, communities, industries and governments continue to rely on news media to provide knowledge of issues and to interpret change. The capacity to understand and contextualise our world demands reporters with international knowledge and outlook, who can respond to local and global events and conditions. This programme addresses this demand. It will foster graduates with the capacity to communicate events, issues and risks during a period of rapid change, and who understand diverse political, environmental and social contexts. Bringing together leading journalism and media programmes in Australia and Europe, the project will be the first of its kind, providing 40 undergraduate journalism students access to intensive one-year study programmes that complement and build upon their home institution study. They will earn internationally recognised dual degrees, which will serve as a model for future joint degree programmes. Partnering with significant media organisations, the programme includes field trips to sites of change, such as the European Parliament and Australian landscapes, and combines theoretical learning with a practical approach to analysis and industry-ready skill building.

The WORLDREP program offers journalism students in the last year of undergraduate study:

  • Two degrees. You will receive a double degree - one from home and one from your exchange institution (without any extra study).

  • Two semesters. The exchange is for two full semesters, giving you more time to learn and explore.

  • Two countries. Australian students going to Europe will study in two countries.

  • Higher level. You will study in an Honours programme.

  • Financial support. You will receive generous support (including a monthly living allowance and a travel grant). The program is supported by the EU-ICI-ECP and the Australian Government ENCOUNTER programmes.

Partners

University of Tasmania, Australia

Griffith University, Australia

University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherlands

Danish School of Media and Journalism, Denmark

Media partners from Australia and Europe