Undergraduate major

Global Media and Communication

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

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Murdoch code

MJ-GMCC

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Selection rank

70

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Overview

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.

3 reasons to study Global Media and Communication at Murdoch

  1. Get more real-world experience in our on-campus student creative consultancy MESH and work on real projects with real companies.
  2. Join professional networks and build valuable connections through our academics and their close relationships with industry.
  3. 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.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are 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

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

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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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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

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.

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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.

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