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What will I learn?

Join and contribute to an industry that's successfully orienting itself around the challenge of digital media. Though the Master of Publishing and Communications you can discover new business models and an expanded digital footprint in areas such as eBooks and apps.

This program successfully anticipated the developments in the publishing industry and incorporates a digitally focused and internationally oriented curriculum closely connected to the latest publishing practices.

The Master of Publishing and Communications furnishes you with the transferable skills you need to build your publishing career, including editorial, marketing, copywriting, commissioning, business and production skills for print and digital media.

Who is it for?

If you want to develop a contemporary understanding of publishing practices and technologies, as well as how to apply your knowledge, the Master of Publishing and Communications solves these problems through hands-on subjects in editing, production, marketing, new media and business communications. You can acquire advanced skills in editing, researching, writing and thinking critically about challenges facing the publishing and communications industries. Build a detailed and practical knowledge of effective communications strategies in business and professional contexts. And apply your skills and knowledge through an optional internship placement.

On graduation from the Master of Publishing and Communications, you will be ready for work in professional fields including:

  • Book and magazine publishing
  • Editing
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Online media
  • Professional communications
  • Technical writing and editing.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

CRICOS

061634E

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,216.00 (19,92,291) per year
Indicative total course fee: AUD $76,292
Application deadline

30 November 2021, 12 July 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus,

Grattan Street,

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3010, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Graduate coursework programs normally require the satisfactory completion of an undergraduate degree either from the University of Melbourne, another Australian institution, or a university in another country. English language requirements for Coursework degree: IELTS (academic English Only) - 6.5 overall, with written 6.5 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 577 + TWE 4.5; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 58 + no other communicative skill below 50; Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 176 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill. English language requirements for Master of Philosophy: IELTS (academic English Only) - 7.0 overall, with written 7 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 600 + TWE 5.0; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 94 + (Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50; Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.

For international students

Entry requirements for the 200 point program (2 years full-time / 4 years part-time)

In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

An undergraduate degree in any discipline with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent

Entry requirements for the 150 point program (1.5 years full-time / 3 years part-time)

Applicants with the following may be awarded up to 50 points of credit:

An undergraduate degree in Humanities and Social Sciences with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent

Entry requirements for the 100 point program (1 year full-time / 2 years part-time)

In order to be considered for entry to the 100 point program, applicants must have completed:

  • An honours degree in Publishing and Communications, with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent; or
  • An undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline, with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent, and at least two years of documented, relevant work experience

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 7.0 overall, with written 7 and no band less than 6.0;
TOEFL (paper-based test): 600 +, TWE 5.0;
TOEFL (internet-based test): 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13;
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 65 +, written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.

Application deadline - 30 November for Semester 1 intake

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

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