Postgraduate course

Master of Communication

This course will give you the skills you need to become a master communicator. Whether your goal is career progression, research or academia, this masters degree will help you upskill and extend your personal development.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

M1277

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

2

Selection rank

CRICOS code

096751M
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Overview

Informed by global research and best practice in a range of topics including social media, cultural and media studies, global communication and strategic communication, this degree will extend your personal development and professional expertise, allowing you to apply it to a range of industries and disciplines.

This course is designed for communication professionals wanting to develop their existing knowledge and skills, and those new to communications wanting to explore a different career direction or study path.

Create strategic communication and research plans for real life clients through in-class and work integrated learning experiences. You’ll analyse and implement the latest practices in communication in both international and Australian contexts through the analysis of case studies and real-life scenarios led by academics and industry guest speakers. Examine the purposes and means by which leaders, organisations and interest groups create, coordinate and direct communication through strategy, planning, and engagement with society, the media and government.

8 reasons to study a Master of Communication at Murdoch

  • Put theory into practice with professional placements through our Work Integrated Learning program which includes the opportunity to work in our on campus consultancy, MESH. You’ll learn through working with real clients on real projects.
  • Be mentored by leaders in the field, who champion research in social and consumer contexts.
  • Be taught by leading academics who work with industry and academic partners on research and practice projects. You’ll also learn through industry guest lectures.
  • This course can be completed in as little as 1.5 years and your previous study and experience might mean you can gain credit for some units and graduate earlier.
  • Customise your degree, with the choice of professional coursework or research with a thesis that could contribute to a higher degree by research.
  • Choose full-time or part-time, on-campus options to help you fit study into your working life. If you’re an international student, you’ll need to study full-time to meet your visa requirements.
  • Most of our classes take place after work hours during the week, starting after 4.30pm, or on weekends.
  • Take advantage of free workshops and seminars to help you with writing, statistics and analysing data, ethics, how to run surveys and research as a postgraduate student.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • critical and ethical issues in communication
  • web strategy
  • strategic communication
  • public relations, communication and culture
  • people, corporates and globalisation in communication.

Your career

The Master of Communication will prepare you for executive, managerial and entrepreneurial positions in communication and media related fields.

Careers could include:

  • Strategic Communication Consultant
  • Media or Communications Advisor
  • PR Consultant
  • Community Engagement Officer
  • Stakeholder Relations Manager
  • Policy Advisor
  • Digital Strategist.

Depending on your own career aspirations, you could pursue a career in industry or continue to study and research.

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
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Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
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Structure

To help plan the structure of your course, search for our suggested course plans.

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Entry requirements

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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