Master of Communication
Course summary for local students
|Award granted||Master of Communication|
|Length||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries
Tel 03 9246 8100
or 03 5227 1359
Nina Weerakkody, +61 3 52271340,
Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.
|CRICOS course code||065146M|
|Deakin course code||A747|
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.
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.
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.
|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)|