What will I learn?

Overview

Communicating in a fast-changing world for businesses, government and community groups requires highly skilled specialists. The Master of Communication (Public Relations) aims to equip graduates from all fields to the highest levels in this growth industry of the 21st century. It will equip you with a range of skills in areas including issues management, campaign development, media relations, community relations and internal communication and writing and research for strategic communication.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognized in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Career outcomes

The course is designed to prepare you for careers in public relations, marketing, journalism, and media, advertising and sales promotion. Strategic communication can also open the door to senior and general management.

Which department am I in?

Department of Arts and Humanities

CRICOS

090068A

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,400.00 (US$ 20,894) per year

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

Start date

2 March 2020

Venue

La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,400.00 (US$ 20,894) per year

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

Start date

2 March 2020

Venue

City Campus

Level 2, 360 Collins street,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an Australian Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent.If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may be considered in some instances. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 575 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

An approved Bachelor's degree with 60% average in the humanities, social sciences or similar discipline.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 6.5; TOEFL Paper based - Overall score of 600 with 6 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT) - Overall 94 with 19 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 24 in Writing; Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE) - Overall score of 65 with no communicative skill score less than 58; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 185 with no less than 176 in any component; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 185 with no less than 176 in any component.

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About this uni

The degrees offered by the University have been developed to give students real-world experience through internships and work experience programs.

  • La Trobe students are provided study abroad opportunities
  • The University offers a number of specialist degrees
  • Subjects are designed to challenge the way students think
  • Students match their study interests with their career goals