What will I learn?

Establish yourself as a dynamic professional communicator with Charles Sturt's Master of Communication (with specialisations). Develop your knowledge of contemporary communication practice and theory, including multi-platform communication and digital media, or build your skills in public relations.

This flexible postgraduate communication degree is for those currently in a professional communication role, and those looking to change careers. It offers foundational studies in communication and creative industries, with specialisations designed for the modern workplace. Combine the foundational subjects with studies in science, information technology, business or another field to create a degree that suits your career and interests.

Course highlights

Our Master of Communication (with specialisations) positions you as a leader in the rapidly evolving landscape of communication practice. This course is ideal if you're working in or aspiring to work in and media, organisational communication, advertising, public relations or corporate communication.

Design your degree

Choose a pre-designed specialisation or your own elective series, to tailor your degree towards a career goal or explore an area that fascinates you.

Industry relevance

With a strong practical focus, this degree includes assessments that enable you to undertake projects of significance to your workplace or industry. In your final subject, you'll produce a research dissertation or major industry project geared towards your career interests.

Online convenience

This degree is delivered online, allowing you to fit study around your work, family and lifestyle commitments. The classroom comes to you through a range of online study materials, forums and communication tools.

Professionals teaching you

This communication degree is delivered by academics with a broad range of industry experience. They will share their knowledge of communication principles and tools to help you make the most of the opportunities in today's – and tomorrow's – workplace.

Career opportunities

Whether you currently work as a professional communicator or you aspire to do so, completion of the Master of Communication will ensure you stand out in a competitive job market. If you are already working in a professional communication context, this qualification will boost your prospects of entering leadership and management roles. This degree also provides a foundation for the pursuit of further research, such as a PhD, if you complete an academic dissertation.


  • Organisational Communication
  • Digital Media
  • Marketing

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Education

Study options

Online/Distance (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$23,600.00 (12,78,440) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may change in future.

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 11 July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed Australian bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline from a university or other tertiary education provider. Academic IELTS with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and with no score below 6.0 in each of the individual skill areas, TOEFL test result with a minimum overall score of 577, Internet based TOEFL score of 79; PTE Academic: 58; Cambridge (CPE) Pre 2015: 45; Cambridge English Scale: CAE and CPE from 2015: 176.

For international students

Successful completion of a Bachelor’s Degree or above (or AQF equivalent) in Communication or related discipline with a GPA of 5 (credit average) or above


Successful completion of a Graduate Certificate or above (or AQF equivalent)

Have obtained an Academic IELTS within the last 2 years with: a minimum overall score of 6, no individual score below 5.5.

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


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