CSC Master's alumnae at a UQ graduation ceremony
CSC Master's alumnae at a UQ graduation ceremony

The School of Communication and Arts is now offering a new two-year full-time, 32-unit Master of Communication, with specialisations in the fields of Communication for Social Change and Public Relations & Professional Communication. 

The two-year program is designed for students without a background in communication and provides one semester of foundational courses.

The existing 1.5 year full-time, 24-unit CSC Master degree will continue to be offered for students who meet the prerequisite requirements, having either sufficient educational or professional backgrounds in communication or related fields.

Associate Professor Elske van de Fliert says the new program was introduced in response to changes to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) regulations.

“AQF entry requirements for the shorter, three-semester program have tightened up, not allowing Bachelor graduates from different cognate fields of study to enrol in a 24-unit Master,” she says.

A 32-unit Master program needs to offer a set of six to eight units of foundational courses to bridge between a non-cognate field of study and the Master-level courses in the field of the degree.

Foundational courses include the basics of Communication Theory and Practice, and Professional Writing, as well as introductions to in the fields of Communication for Social Change and Public Relations & Professional Communication.

With this two-year Master’s program now available, the Communication and Social Change course can continue to attract domestic and international students with a diverse range of experiences and talents.

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