Master of Communication and Media (2 years)

Course summary

The Master of Communication and Media will give you the confidence and creativity to meet the challenges of the ever-changing communications industry. The course accommodates students from a wide range of professions, and you will benefit from the breadth of knowledge and experience this provides.

With a strong emphasis on achieving effective collaboration in diverse teams, both face-to-face and online, your studies will help you refine your interpersonal skills through collaboration and negotiation. You will learn how to self-manage and lead teams in various real-world situations, including freelance work.

Choosing to create a major public-facing project or an advanced research project allows you to progress your learning in line with your future career goals.

This course is for graduates of an undergraduate degree in an unrelated discipline. Early to mid-career industry professionals will have the opportunity to specialise and broaden their skill sets.

What you will study

The Master of Communication and Media provides a robust platform for you to strengthen your research skills and professional practice. You will develop an independent project or thesis, while critically examining the past, present and future of communications technologies.

A strong focus on ideas generation and pitching skills will equip you to prepare proposals for creative projects as well as research. You will also work with clients in your chosen discipline.

Download the course structure

This course will be available to commence in 2022.

Course information

Study area

Communications & Media

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

3010

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

099675E

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

A recognised Bachelor degree. For mature age applicants, other tertiary qualifications combined with extensive professional work experience and a one-page statement of motivation will be considered.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$11,280 (2022)

$45,120 (2022)

The tuition fees for this course are yet to be finalised.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Completion of an UG degree in any discipline with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 or more.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

86

18

18

17

17

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


FEES

The tuition fees for this course are yet to be finalised.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$14,256 (2022)

$57,024 (2022)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2020.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2020

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2022 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 22 - 24 February 2022
Session: 28 February – 23 June 2022

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): TBD*
  • International Applicants: TBD*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not available.

2022 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 18 July 2022
Session: 25 July – 17 November 2022

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): TBD*
  • International Applicants: TBD*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not available.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

Graduates of the Master of Communication and Media will be ready for work in a range of professional areas, including communications and media, journalism, non-government organisations, project management, advocacy, digital and social media, and public relations.

You can study the Master of Communication and Media full-time or part-time, allowing you to balance your studies with other commitments, such as work and family.

 
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