What will I learn?

This course provides an overview of the skills, knowledge and capabilities required to participate in the global communications environment across industry, government agencies and community organisations.

You'll complete core units in digital media, project management and global media, as well as having the opportunity to choose from electives in areas such as media governance, global journalism, marketing, and public communication. You will gain skills and understanding across a range of media forms relevant to developing sound communication strategy in a global media context. The course is intended for those who wish to begin further study so they can proceed to the Master of Strategic Communication or those who would like a shorter course to advance their expertise in communications issues.

Career Pathways

Career opportunities in the communications sector are constantly growing. Almost all large organisations need a communications expert to advise on corporate communications, community liaison projects and human resources-based projects such as change management. In addition, private organisations in consumer marketing, media, public relations, advertising and digital communications require strategic communications specialists.

Further study opportunities

Upon successfully completing your course, you can choose to progress to the master's degree in Strategic Communication. Depending on your circumstances, this may be subject to you achieving a course weighted average mark of 65 per cent. If you do enrol in the Master of Strategic Communication, you will receive (subject to conditions) full credit for units completed in your graduate diploma.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

CRICOS

083876E

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$33,100.00 (US$ 22,432) per year
AUD $689.58 per credit point

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

Start date

24 February 2020

Venue

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Crawley Campus,

35 Stirling Highway,

CRAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be considered for admission an applicant must have a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognized by UWA; and the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of a relevant major. Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS (Academic) overall score minimum of 7.5, (minimum of 7.5 in reading and writing and 7.0 in listening and speaking); PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

For international students

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of a relevant major; or a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent.

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

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