Master of Communications and Media Studies

Monash University

Knowledge and skills in communication are increasingly valued across a wide range of industries, particularly at the management level. This course focuses on challenges posed by the emergence of digital media, globalisation and increasing levels of cross-cultural exchange. The last decade has been one of unprecedented change in communications and media content, forms, technology and policy with wide-ranging implications for business, politics, public administration and everyday life. Students will examine these developments from a historical, political and theoretical perspective and increase their understanding of communications and media systems both locally and globally. The course is particularly designed to focus on themes relevant to those employed or seeking employment in communications and media industries, for instance, electronic journalism, policy formulation, public relations, and tourism marketing, and to those wishing to develop expertise in communications and media studies for purposes of teaching or further study.

Course Fee:

$41,000.00

Entry Requirements:

Entry level 1: Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete) An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent. Entry level 2: Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete) An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/ experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent or An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent)and an Australian graduate certificate (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average in both qualifications, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

Structure:

Core subjects, electives, a research study option, experiential learning, international opportunities

Subjects you can Study:

Communications and media studies

Study Pathways:

No prior knowledge in area required to undertake this course. Credit possible for previous humanities and social sciences study. Early exits possible.

Who for:

Those working or wishing to work in communications and media industries, such as journalism, policy formulation, public relations and marketing

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00008C

Related Careers:

Journalist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Caulfield No info Yes Full time 1 year
Caulfield No info Yes Part time 2 years
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