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Monash University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Master of Communications and Media Studies

Unprecedented change in communications and media content, forms, technology, and policy in the last decade has wide-ranging implications for business, politics, public administration, and everyday life. The Master of Communications and Media Studies builds your understanding of changing global contexts of media and communication practices. You will gain a critically informed understanding of key issues affecting the global communications industry focusing on the challenges posed by the emergence of digital media, globalization, and increasing levels of cross-cultural exchange. Industry engagement through guest speakers, internships, and opportunities for site visits in Australia and abroad will enhance your knowledge and professional competency.

As the most established program of its type in Australia, the Master of Communications and Media Studies has built up a long record of success. Ranked No.19 in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2014, the program draws strongly on specialist expertise and focuses on fostering industry-ready graduates.

The course is particularly relevant to those employed or seeking employment in communications and media industries (for instance, electronic journalism, policy formulation, public relations, or tourism marketing), as well as those who wish to expand their expertise for teaching purposes or further study.

Campus Information

Caulfield

Caulfield campus is Monash University's second largest campus, nine kilometres south-east of Melbourne.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July
  • Nov

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

offer letter
10 Days
Payment
Days
Confirmation from the University
15 Days
Visa Processing
20 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

Monash Arts Jobs and Careers

Monash Arts prepares our students for their professional futures and the impact they create in their organisations and communities.
There are over 81,240 Monash Arts alumni across 130 countries. Our global community includes The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP, The Hon. Dan Tehan MP, Adam Bandt MP, Bill Shorten MP, Sarah Abo, Yalda Hakim, Vance Joy, Professor Sharman Stone, Professor Emeritus Ariel Heryanto, H.E. Mr Arthur Spyrou, H.E. Mr Saleumxay Kommasith and thousands of influential graduates impacting communities, nations and the world for good.

We work as ...

Monash Arts graduates work as: Authors, Ambassadors, Analysts, Artists, Consultants, Creative Directors, Communication Specialists, Criminologists, Digital Consultants, Diplomats, Educators, Entrepreneurs, Executives, IT Specialists, Journalists, Media Presenters, Musicians, Linguists, Lawyers, Marketers, Media and Communication Specialists, Politicians, Policymakers, and a wide range of occupations.

With the flexibility of combining our Arts degree with Business, Engineering, Education, Science, IT and over 40 majors to choose from, our career opportunities are amplified.

We work in ...

The Arts, Business, Education, Government, IT, Science Law, Education, Not-for- Profit sectors.

Our top 20 employers in Australia include:

  • ABC
  • Accenture
  • ANZ Ban
  • Coles Group
  • Deakin University
  • Deloitte
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water
  • Department of Health & Human Services
  • Department of Education & Training
  • Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
  • Department of Justice
  • Department Premier & Cabinet
  • Ernest & Young
  • Herbert Smith
  • Freehills
  • KPMG
  • Latrobe University
  • Minter Ellison
  • Monash Health
  • Monash University
  • National Australia Bank
  • PwC

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 year Post Study Work Visa Opportunity

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Qualifications

Depending on prior qualifications:

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 equivalent qualification or experience approved by the faculty

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 equivalent qualification or experience approved by the faculty

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 equivalent qualification or experience approved by the faculty

Entry-level 3: Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time (48 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate honors degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average, or equivalent qualification or experience approved by the faculty