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What will I learn?

Study Strategic Communication at the University of Tasmania’s Media School to give you the knowledge and skills required to become an independent and entrepreneurial communicator.

Our new Master of Strategic Communication has been developed to meet the complexity and dynamism of an ever increasingly digital and global communication environment. Jobs requiring communication skills are growing fast with employers demanding advanced analytical skills and professional-level communications expertise.

In response, our degrees offer a unique pathway for students coming from undergraduate study or professional roles in the sciences, arts or business to tailor their education.

Designed for those wanting to promote and implement change across a range of social, environment, political and business settings, these courses will help you to develop advanced analytical skills and professional-level communications expertise to applied ‘real-world’ situations.

Take advantage of the Media School’s strong reputation in Media research and unparallel access to industry partners across Tasmania through a choice of three targeted specialisations: Science Communication, Public Relations or Arts and Cultural Events.

Be taught by leading researchers and lecturers, who possess a broad range of industry experience in a state-of-the-art contemporary Media School supported by equipment and technical know-how.

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyse media texts, practice, industries and audiences from a theoretical perspective, showing advanced awareness of local, national and international contexts.
  • Communicate effectively and ethically across a variety of media platforms, showing advanced abilities in specific areas of media production and/or the ability to communicate scholarly ideas in a meaningful way.
  • Design and produce media content with initiative and judgement that exemplifies professional standards and responds to a changing and dynamic media environment
  • Evaluate and reflect critically on one’s professional and research development
  • Plan and conduct independent scholarship and advanced critical reflection in a scholarly research project and/or media practice

Which department am I in?

College of Arts, Law and Education

CRICOS

0100441

Study options

Full Time (1.5 Years)

Tuition fees
A$30,950.00 (16,83,896) per year
AUD $46,967 for the entire course

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

Start date

11 July 2022

Venue

University of Tasmania

Hobart Campus,

Churchill Avenue,

SANDY BAY,

Tasmania,

7005, HOBART, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to most masters by coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. English language requirements: IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, TOEFL (IBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; Writing 22); PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50; UTAS Access-English Level 7 - 60% (no individual score less than 60%); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.

For international students

Entry into the Master’s degree requires;

a bachelor’s degree with a has completed a bachelor’s degree with a credit average and a major or equivalent in journalism, media studies or Communications or relevant disciplines, or;
completion of the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication, or;
work experience of at least three years in journalism, public relations, or event management, and the related professions.

Candidates for the Masters of Strategic Communication may be eligible for a reduction in the
volume of learning of up to 50 credit points of Elective units if entering the course with the following background;

an Honours degree at Level 8 or higher in the Australian Qualifications Framework in journalism, media studies or Communications or related field;
professional experience in a relevant field equivalent to level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)

TOEFL (iBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; Writing 22)

PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50

UTAS Access-English Level 7 - 60% (no individual score less than 60%)

Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade

Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade

Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade

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

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About University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Tasmania is an island of creative and curious minds. No matter where students join from, they’ll become part of a welcoming, collaborative community.

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