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What will I learn?

The world of media and communication is changing at breakneck speed. Get one step ahead of the change with our Master of Media and Communication. In this course, theory meets practice. You’ll gain a range of media production skills and the digital technology, professional development, research and project management skills that can take your career to the next level. Choose to specialise in media practice, strategic communication or social media management. Plus, build your relationships with industry and external stakeholders before you graduate with an industry-based media project. Graduate ready to move up, or across, into a career in public relations, media and communications, journalism, publishing, broadcasting, production, radio, research or web development.

Career opportunities

The Master of Media and Communication provides students with a broad range of theoretical and practical skills in media production. Students are equipped with a range of digital technology, professional development and project management skills that are applicable to diverse media organisations or independent media project work. Students have a choice of specialisations as well as the opportunity to work on a substantial industry-based media project that builds relationships with industry and external stakeholders.

Aims and objectives

Upon successful completion of the Master of Media and Communication, graduates will be able to: use technical and analytical approaches to analyse contemporary media industry issues in diverse contexts; critically evaluate media texts using advanced knowledge of media and communications concepts and practices; interpret and communicate concepts and professional practice methodologies to specialist and non-specialist audiences; deliver independent and collaborative projects with autonomy, creativity and initiative, drawing on media production knowledge and skills; synthesise and integrate professional, research and theoretical skills in media and communications to design and implement scholarly and practical projects; apply high level ethical reasoning, professional responsibility and accountability to others in the execution of scholarly and practical projects.

Which department am I in?

Media and Communication



Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,550.00 (17,90,429) per year

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

Start date

1 August 2022


Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn Campus,

John Street,



3122, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a three-year degree with a minimum average of 65% in the final year units of study. Other relevant experience will also be taken into account in assessing your application.

For international students

Standard entry

A recognised three-year Bachelor degree with a minimum average score of 60 per cent; or

Completion of the Postgraduate Qualifying Program (International Applicants only) with a minimum average score of 60%.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) -79 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking 21 in writing)
  • C1 Advanced - 176, no band less than 169
  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

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


About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is one of the world’s top young universities, offering industry-aligned courses taught by teachers who are experts in their field.

  • 45th in the Top 50 Under 50 universities in the world
  • Ranked 81st in the world by THE Young University Rankings
  • Rated 82.2% for overall teaching quality
  • 5-stars for teacher- student ratio & overall experience