Master of Philosophy - Media, Culture and Creative Arts (By Research)

Curtin University

This research course requires students to spend three months developing and presenting a detailed project plan as part of their candidacy application. The research project, guided by supervisors, involves the submission of a substantial written thesis in accordance with University regulations. Students must demonstrate high-level skills in individual project management, research techniques, critical thinking and analytical writing, as well as detailed knowledge in a specific project area. Students can select to undertake research in one or more of the following fields: Internet Studies; Journalism; Librarianship and Corporate Information Management; Mass Communication; Media Studies and/or Screen Arts, including Film and Television. Students are encouraged to complete interdisciplinary work relating to areas across and within the broader, converging fields of media, culture and creative arts.

Course Fee:


International: $74,600

Entry Requirements:

If not eligible for direct entry, students may undertake study at honours level to qualify for entry.

Structure:

The content of this research degree should be determined in consultation with the Faculty's Director of Research and Creative Production.

Subjects you can Study:

Media and information; Internet studies; Journalism; Librarianship; Corporate information management; Mass communication; Media studies; Screen arts

Study Pathways:

Depending on the nature of prior qualifications some students may be required to undertake relevant coursework units to assist in course completion, with these coursework units taken at course commencement.

Further information:

Curtin University course code: MR-MEDCCA

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley (main campus) No info Yes Online 2 years
Bentley (main campus) No info Yes Full time 2 years
Bentley (main campus) No info Yes Part time 4 years

Curtin is Western Australia’s most preferred university and has more than 58,000 students across its campuses in Australia and Asia, and online. New students can expect to become part of a forward thinking, international culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.

The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences. 

Ranked among the world’s best

Curtin’s growing reputation has seen the university rapidly rise up the international rankings in recent years. In 2017 it was ranked among the top one per cent of the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Curtin was also ranked second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, and in the top 100 for architecture/built environment, art and design, earth and marine sciences, education, nursing and sports-related subjects in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Global connections

In addition to its main campus in Perth, Curtin has campuses in Dubai, Malaysia and Singapore, as well as course delivery through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide.

In 2016, Curtin formed an alliance with one of the oldest and most revered universities in the world – The University of Aberdeen in Scotland – which will leverage the strengths and industry networks of both universities, particularly in energy research.

Research and development

Curtin leads a number of major international research projects and is involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management and Innovation Central Perth.

Learning reinvented

Curtin’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market.

The university has also incorporated work integrated learning activities and introduced technology-rich environments that recreate real workplaces, such as a simulated hospital ward, stock market trading room and digital marketing agency, so students can graduate with the skills and knowledge that employers want.

Curtin offers courses across a variety of study areas, including:

A place of innovation

Curtin has embarked on a 20-year plan to create ‘Greater Curtin’, which will see the university’s main campus in Perth transformed into a major innovation precinct for the Asia-Pacific region. 

The plan will bring together industry, academia and government like never before in Western Australia. It will include new transport infrastructure, student accommodation, dedicated spaces and programs to support entrepreneurship, and facilities to encourage new research and industry partnerships.

Campus life

Curtin is a hive of activity. Between classes, students can enjoy a range of activities including sports and fitness, social clubs and societies, volunteer work and exciting campus events. 

If you choose to study with Curtin, you can expect to build life skills and become part of a forward-thinking, international community committed to sharing innovative ideas.

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Provider CRICOS: 00301J 

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