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What will I learn?

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

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.
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

Which department am I in?

Creative Arts and Communication

CRICOS

095508G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,560.00 (15,70,957) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 August 2022

Venue

Murdoch University

Perth Campus,

90 South Street,

MURDOCH,

Western Australia,

6150, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (A-Level) - D in English Language or English Literature or Knowledge and Inquiry. Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT) - 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based) - 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); Cambridge Advanced English prior 52 with no section less than Borderline; Cambridge Advanced English after 169 overall with no band below 169; Occupational English Test (OET) - OET with a minimum of C in the four components; Pearson Test of English (PTE) 50 with no band below 50.

For international students

Applicants are required to complete secondary education (Year 12 or Australian equivalent) currently or within the last two years are eligible to apply. Entry requirements vary country by country.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT): 140 Written English; International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.0 Overall; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): 169 Overall; Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 Overall; Test of English as a Foreign Language Ð IBT (TOEFL IBT): 73 Overall; Occupational English Test (OET): C (250-290) Reading; C (250-290) Writing; C (250-290) Speaking; C (250-290) Listening

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • TAFE International Western Australia
  • Canning College
  • Phoenix Academy
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About Murdoch University

Murdoch’s creative approach to education gives students the support, skills and opportunities to think critically and forge their own career pathways.

  • Murdoch University spans six campuses across three countries
  • Home to over 25,000 students from 90 countries
  • AUD 2.5 million awarded in scholarships annually
  • Top Australian university for industry co-authored papers

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