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|Award granted||Master of Communication|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$19,520* - Full-fee paying place|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
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.
In addition to the traditional public relations and media positions, as a graduate of this course you may find employment in the specialised areas of public affairs, corporate affairs, community relations, customer relations, investor relations, employee relations, publicity, government relations, media relations and crisis and issues management.
If you are already practising in a field such as journalism, media and communication, professional writing and public relations, this course gives you the opportunity to move across professional fields by upgrading your qualifications and refreshing or advancing your professional skills.
Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.
To be eligible for entry into the Master of Communication applicants require a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution or equivalent:
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Applications for credit transfer will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.
The Graduate Certificates in Journalism, Media and Communication, Professional Writing and Public Relations along with The Graduate Diplomas in Journalism, Media and Communication, Professional Writing and Public Relations and the Master of Communication comprise a suite of fully articulated courses. Successful completion of a Graduate Certificate will lead to entry into either the relevant Graduate Diploma or the Master of Communication with up to 4 credit points for credit transfer. Successful completion of a Graduate Diploma will lead to entry into the Master of Communication with up to 8 credit points for credit transfer.
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.
|Graduate Certificate of Communication (A539)|
|Graduate Certificate of Journalism (A549)|
|Graduate Certificate of Professional Writing (A561)|
|Graduate Certificate of Public Relations (A543)|
|Graduate Diploma of Communication (A639)|
|Graduate Diploma of Journalism (A649)|
|Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing (A661)|
|Graduate Diploma of Public Relations (A643)|