Master of Communication

Course summary for current students

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Award granted Master of Communication
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code065146M
Deakin course codeA747

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Communication is a stimulating course which creates professionals with advanced communication skills. The course recognises the advances in communication technologies and the increasing globalisation of business enterprises.

 

The course is designed for those wanting to enter the professional communication industry and those already in the industry wanting to gain or add to their qualifications for career advancement prospects.

 

You can select to undertake specific and intensive training in the areas of journalism, media and communication, professional writing or public relations, with the possibility of cross-disciplinary explorations. The coherent and flexible course structure allows you to build on your knowledge base so you can move across professional fields. The course acknowledges that a broader range of skills is required to remain competitive and maintain competencies in the industry.

 

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Media and Communication (A539)
Graduate Diploma of Journalism (A649)
Graduate Diploma of Media and Communication (A639)
Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing (A661)
Graduate Diploma of Public Relations (A643)

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

To qualify for the Master of Communication, a student must successfully complete 12 credit points of study comprising:

  • at least 6 credit points of study (including core units) from one of the following specialisations: Advertising; Journalism; Public Relations; Professional Writing; or Media and Communication
  • a further 6 credit points of electives selected from units offered in the specialisations above and/or from units offered in the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) or any other elective with the permission of the Post Graduate Course Director.

See the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) (A748) for available units.

Specialisations

Advertising

Journalism
Media and Communication
Professional Writing
Public Relations

Note: Not all units in the specialisations are offered at Burwood and off campus. Please carefully check availability of units in the course structure and unit descriptions.

Details of specialisations

Advertising

Trimester 1

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ALR715Unit description is currently unavailable

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Trimester 2

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ALC714Unit description is currently unavailable *

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ALR732Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 1 and 2

ALX711Unit description is currently unavailable 4 credit points

ALX715Unit description is currently unavailable 2 credit points

ALX716Unit description is currently unavailable 2 credit points

ALX720Unit description is currently unavailable 2 credit points

ALX721Unit description is currently unavailable

 

* Not offered 2011.

Journalism

Trimester 1

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Trimester 2

ACE707Unit description is currently unavailable

ALJ710Unit description is currently unavailable *

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ALJ725Unit description is currently unavailable

ALR732Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 1 and 2

ALX711Unit description is currently unavailable 4 credit points

ALX715Unit description is currently unavailable 2 credit points

ALX716Unit description is currently unavailable 2 credit points

ALX720Unit description is currently unavailable 2 credit points

ALX721Unit description is currently unavailable

 

* Not offered 2011

Media and Communication

Core unit
Trimester 1

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Electives


Trimester 1

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Trimester 2

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ALR732Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 1 and 2

ACM723Unit description is currently unavailable

ALX711Unit description is currently unavailable 4 credit points

ALX715Unit description is currently unavailable 2 credit points

ALX716Unit description is currently unavailable 2 credit points

ALX720Unit description is currently unavailable 2 credit points

ALX721Unit description is currently unavailable

 

* Not offered 2011. 

Professional Writing

Electives

 

  

 

Trimester 1

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Trimester 2

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ALW735Unit description is currently unavailable

ALW737Unit description is currently unavailable *

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Trimester 1 and 2

ALX711Unit description is currently unavailable 4 credit points

ALX715Unit description is currently unavailable 2 credit points

ALX716Unit description is currently unavailable 2 credit points

ALX720Unit description is currently unavailable 2 credit points

ALX721Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 3

ALW749Unit description is currently unavailable *
 
 

 

Note: Students may complete any combination of units, though they should be aware that B units require A units as prerequisites.

 

* Not offered 2011.

** Offered trimester 3 (2010/11)

Public Relations

Note: Students wishing to qualify for membership of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) must select 6 credit points of ALR-coded units including ALR700, ALR704, ALR731 and ALR732.

Electives


Trimester 1

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Trimester 2

ALR700Unit description is currently unavailable

ALR701Unit description is currently unavailable

ALR710Unit description is currently unavailable

ALR718Unit description is currently unavailable *

ALR732Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 1 and 2

ALX711Unit description is currently unavailable 4 credit points

ALX715Unit description is currently unavailable 2 credit points

ALX716Unit description is currently unavailable 2 credit points

ALX720Unit description is currently unavailable 2 credit points

ALX721Unit description is currently unavailable

 

* Not offered 2011 or 2012. 

 

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