Master of Media and Communication

Swinburne University of Technology

The Master of Media and Communication provides students with a broad range of theoretical and practical skills in media production. Students are equipped with a range of digital technology, professional development and project management skills that are applicable to diverse media organisations or independent media project work. Students choose from four specialisations: media practice, digital journalism, strategic communication and social media management. The course also provides the opportunity to work on a substantial industry-based media project that builds relationships with industry and external stakeholders. This nested suite comprises the Graduate Certificate of Media and Communication, Graduate Diploma of Media and Communication and Master of Media and Communication.

Course Fee:

Australian: $47,600
International: $54,800

Entry Requirements:

A recognised three-year Bachelor degree. English language requirements - satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%; minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0; TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20; Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50); any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency. Note: A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn.

Structure:

200 credit points: 15 units

Subjects you can Study:

Media and communication

Study Pathways:

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Media and Communication, students may be eligible to progress to the Master of Media and Communication and may be given full credit for the units completed towards the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Media and Communication. Domestic applicants with more than five years' industry experience in a media discipline or who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline may be eligible for Advanced Standing of up to four units.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Higher Education Hawthorn No info Yes Part time
Higher Education Hawthorn No info Yes Full time 2 years

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