Master of Digital Communication

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

This course takes students' careers to the next level by providing them with skills and knowledge across areas such as social media storytelling, data analytics for communication, artificial intelligence, data visualisation and digital communication research. They will learn how to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and stakeholders in a media environment that is undergoing a profound process of disruptive transformation. The course is organised with an emphasis on authentic real-world learning that prepares students to creatively and effectively address a range of global and international challenging communication scenarios. It is offered with delivery modes designed to fit busy lifestyles with units delivered through an intensive delivery mode, offering the balance of short, sharp delivery while allowing flexibility to balance work, family, study and personal needs. This approach, including pre-work, interactive workshops and webinars, and further self-guided learning, allows students to learn at their own pace.

Course Fee:

Australian: $44,000
International: $66,100

Entry Requirements:

Two year program: A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) in any field. One and a half year program - Project pathway: A completed recognised bachelor degree in: advertising, animation, communication, interaction design, journalism, marketing, media, or public relations; or any other field plus at least 6 months full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in advertising, animation, communication, interaction design, journalism, marketing, media, or public relations.


192 credit points comprising core units (120 credit points) and either the project pathway (1 project unit and 4 electives) or the advanced project pathway (2 project units and 2 electives).

Subjects you can Study:

Digital communication

Study Pathways:

Students are eligible to receive advanced standing from the Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication or Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication. With appropriate unit selection, students will be able to exit early with the Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication or Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication. Pathways to doctoral research are available.

Further information:

This course is also delivered online and can be completed in full-time or part-time study mode.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kelvin Grove No info Yes Online 2 years
Kelvin Grove No info Yes Part time 4 years
Kelvin Grove No info Yes Full time 2 years

Why study with us?

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession through real experiences and contacts.

Many of our courses offer you the flexibility to expand your knowledge into fields that your degree doesn’t traditionally explore—making study more stimulating and preparing you for a more agile future. You can also choose from an extensive range of double degrees for a competitive advantage that gives you greater variety in your study and career, plus opportunities and networks across two fields. There are also options to study online or undertake a short professional development course through QUTeX to apply quickly in your career.

Be career ready

You will gain experience in labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with industry partners. We are ranked in the top 50 in the world for employer-student connections*.

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. In fact, more founders of start-ups have studied at QUT than any other Queensland university**.

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked in the world’s top 250 universities***.

City-based campuses

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, as well as a dedicated Creative Industries Precinct and new Education Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus.


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* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

**Startup Muster Report 2018.

***QS World University Rankings 2019.

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