Master of Communication

Course summary for international students

Award granted Master of Communication
CRICOS course code065146M
Deakin course code A747

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.

Professional recognition

STUDENTS TAKING PUBLIC RELATIONS STREAM ONLY: Students may qualify for membership of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) by completing 6 credit points of ALR-coded units including ALR700, ALR704, ALR731 and ALR732.

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.

Alternate exits

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

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