Global Media and Communication

Bachelor of Communication (BCommun) in Global Media and Communication

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Navigate and equip yourself with all the communication and creative skills you need to succeed in an ever-changing global media industry.

Key details for

  • Selection Rank

    • 70
  • Course Code

    • B1342
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

    • 095508G
  • Course Code

    • B1342
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

Is your dream career in a communication or media role? In this major, you’ll develop new skills and gain experience as you analyse both traditional and digital media texts, learn about the power of communication and its impact on society and culture, and develop research skills that enable you to examine global media issues, cultural and media policies, and audience behaviour.

You will also have the chance to work on a communication project or take on a professional internship placement, to give you on-the-job, real world experience.

6 reasons to study Global Media and Communication

  • Work with real organisations on real projects as part of our work integrated learning program.
  • Get more real-world experience in our on-campus student creative consultancy MESH and work on real projects with real companies.
  • Join professional networks and build valuable connections through our academics and their close relationships with industry.
  • Study two majors in 3 years and graduate with 2 specialisations, further enhancing your career prospects.
  • We consulted with our academics, industry contacts and students in designing this course – so your skills and knowledge will be relevant when you begin your career.
  • Led by industry professionals with vast experience and connections in their respective fields. Many of our academics have worked as journalists in major media organisations and have held executive roles in media regulatory bodies and government departments in Australia and internationally.

Some of the things you’ll learn

  • social, games and mobile media
  • disruptions and innovations in communication
  • communicating global issues
  • media audiences
  • media governance and globalisation.

Your future career

Just about every profession recognises the value of excellent written and spoken communication skills and the practical skills obtained from this degree can be used to build the profile and operational functions of a number of industries, large and small. Some of the examples of the industries you could work in include media, advertising and marketing.

Careers could include:

  • Media and Communication Officer
  • Media Researcher
  • Communication Policy and Strategy Consultant
  • Campaign Specialist
  • Web and Media Analyst.

Recommended double majors

Recommended combined degrees

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

  • Location

    • Perth campus and external
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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Be welcomed into the Murdoch University community with one of our three different Welcome Scholarships: the International Welcome Scholarship, International Welcome Scholarship – Australia or International Honours Welcome Scholarship.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

 

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  • Check the course details
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to clarify your eligibility
  • Check your eligibility for a scholarship
  • Prepare your documentation (see the checklist below)
  • Ask us any questions you might have (we're here to help!)
  • Now you're ready to apply!

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Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion
  • ATAR results
  • STAT Test results

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Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)