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Master of Communication

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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.

 

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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)

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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

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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.

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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.

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Details of specialisations

Advertising

Trimester 1

ALJ724 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALR715 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALR733 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 2

ACE701 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACE707 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALC714 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

ALR710 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALR732 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 1 and 2

ALX711 Unit description is currently unavailable   4 credit points

ALX715 Unit description is currently unavailable   2 credit points

ALX716 Unit description is currently unavailable   2 credit points

ALX720 Unit description is currently unavailable   2 credit points

ALX721 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

* Not offered 2011.

Journalism

Trimester 1

ALJ724 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALJ728 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

ALJ729 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALR715 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Trimester 2

ACE707 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALJ710 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

ALJ722 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALJ725 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALR732 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 1 and 2

ALX711 Unit description is currently unavailable   4 credit points

ALX715 Unit description is currently unavailable   2 credit points

ALX716 Unit description is currently unavailable   2 credit points

ALX720 Unit description is currently unavailable   2 credit points

ALX721 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

* Not offered 2011

Media and Communication

Core unit
Trimester 1

ALC706 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Electives


Trimester 1

ACM717 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACM730 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

ALC705 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALJ724 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALR715 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALW729 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Trimester 2

ACM701 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACM716 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACM718 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACM727 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACM733 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALR732 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 1 and 2

ACM723 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALX711 Unit description is currently unavailable   4 credit points

ALX715 Unit description is currently unavailable   2 credit points

ALX716 Unit description is currently unavailable   2 credit points

ALX720 Unit description is currently unavailable   2 credit points

ALX721 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

* Not offered 2011. 

Professional Writing

Electives

 

  

 

Trimester 1

ALL705 Unit description is currently unavailable   **

ALL706 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALR715 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALW729 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALW730 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALW732 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALW734 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALW736 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

ALW738 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Trimester 2

ACM733 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALW720 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALW731 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALW733 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALW735 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALW737 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

ALW739 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALR732 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 1 and 2

ALX711 Unit description is currently unavailable   4 credit points

ALX715 Unit description is currently unavailable   2 credit points

ALX716 Unit description is currently unavailable   2 credit points

ALX720 Unit description is currently unavailable   2 credit points

ALX721 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 3

ALW749 Unit 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

AIP740 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALR704 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALR706 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALR715 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALR731 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALR733 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALR782 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Trimester 2

ALR700 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALR701 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALR710 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALR718 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

ALR732 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 1 and 2

ALX711 Unit description is currently unavailable   4 credit points

ALX715 Unit description is currently unavailable   2 credit points

ALX716 Unit description is currently unavailable   2 credit points

ALX720 Unit description is currently unavailable   2 credit points

ALX721 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

* Not offered 2011 or 2012. 

 

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