What will I learn?

Communication is the key to solving the world’s problems. Diplomatic breakthroughs, scientific discoveries, life-saving health advice – all these things depend on the ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

Communication also increasingly relies on an understanding of cultural context, across complex global networks. If you have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, in just 18 months full-time, this course will equip you with the communication skills to unlock the potential of your degree; and to really have an impact. You’ll master successful oral communication techniques, learn how to write for specific audiences and become proficient at analysing digital texts. You’ll also learn best-practice communication strategies to manage interactions between organisations. As part of the course and to contextualise your learning to your own interests and expertise, you’ll design and execute a Masters project. This will be a guided independent study that emphasises a process of inquiry, analysis, and synthesis of communications theory and practice to your own discipline.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply innovation and initiative through the creation and/or co-creation of informed contributions of value for communities, networks and/or organizations, responding to complex challenges.
  • Demonstrate a high level of interdependence and individual accountability through researching, initiating, planning, executing and defending a substantial project.
  • Demonstrate mastery of the theories, research methodologies and technical skills in the communications profession.
  • Identify, interpret, critically evaluate, and apply the theories, approaches, emerging trends, and technologies of the communications professions.

Career opportunities

Graduates will find employment in the media and communication industries such as journalism, public relations, advertising, and marketing. Position titles encompass converged media skills within each of these industries such as Social Media Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator, and Digital Marketing Assistant.

Possible future job titles

Social Media Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator, Digital Marketing Assistant, Communications Officer, Communication Engagement Officer.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Humanities

CRICOS

096498G

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,050.00 (US$ 23,173) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $32,050

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

Start date

14 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Mount Lawley Campus

2 Bradford Street,

MOUNT LAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6050, PERTH, Australia

Online/Distance (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,050.00 (US$ 23,173) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $32,050

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

Start date

14 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have the minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree or equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional (work) experience. English Language Requirements accepted: Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.5, with no individual band less than 6.0; TOEFL: Minimum score of 573, including Test of Written English of 5 or better; TOEFL iBT: Minimum score of 84, with no individual score less than 17; PTE Academic 58, with no score less than 50 for postgraduate standard entry courses; University of Cambridge [Cambridge English: Advanced]: Pre-2015: A score between 58 - 66 with no less than 'Borderline' in any element of the test. Post-2015: An overall score of 176, with no individual band less than 169.

For international students

It is desirable that all applicants have five years appropriate professional experience.

Academic admission requirements (Band 8) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; or
  • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.

English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • IELTS Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - PTE Academic 58, with no score less than 50 for postgraduate standard entry courses.
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 573, including Test of Written English of 5.0 or better.
  • TOEFL - Minimum score of 84, with no individual score less than 17.

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

Pathways options

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