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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Master of Communication

The Master of Communication empowers you to confidently and creatively develop strategic communications that shape opinion.

With a strong focus on evolving technologies, critical thinking, and problem-solving, you’ll develop the technical skills and knowledge needed to be a future leader in the rapidly changing media and communications landscape.

Advances in technology and the speed of information distribution has made proactive communications experts more sought-after than ever – why not graduate with a degree that puts you ahead of the pack? Whether you’re looking to upskill, change roles or challenge yourself in a new discipline, the Master of Communication will enhance your understanding of the fluid media landscape while training you to be a thought leader and influencer across all sectors in the industry.

Broaden your repertoire of skills by working on projects that simulate the cut and thrust of contemporary professional communications, and tailor your degree to your career goals by undertaking intensive study in one of the following specializations, complemented by course electives:

  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Digital Media
  • Television Production
  • Visual Communication Design

Campus Information

Burwood

The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.

Intakes

  • March
  • July
  • Nov

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa Application outcome
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The diverse skill-set you’ll develop throughout your Master of Communication can take you just about anywhere, from media agencies and newsrooms to publications and government organizations. You may even choose to be a consultant or freelance from your favorite place in the world.

Your degree will prepare you for a variety of roles, including:

  • PR practitioner
  • Media adviser
  • Journalist
  • Communication officer or coordinator
  • Communication consultant or manager
  • Producer - Project officer in government
  • Technical writer - Content writer or developer
  • Social media specialist

Not everyone knows where they’ll be in five or ten years' time. We’ll train you to be flexible throughout your career by placing a greater emphasis on transferable skills - like strategic communications, critical thinking, and problem-solving - that makes you a more valuable prospect.

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry will be based on performance in:

  • a Bachelor degree or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline

OR

  • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

Mandatory student checks

Any unit which contains work-integrated learning, a community placement, or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check, or another check.

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.

  • Course Code: 084000E
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 72400 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A
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