Duration

1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Communication.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5; or

GCCommun or GDipCommun with a GPA of 5; or

Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5 and have at least 2 years of professional full-time work experience relevant to the chosen field of study.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Email: hass.uq.edu.au/askhass

Phone: 07 3365 1333

Web:

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Communication.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5; or

GCCommun or GDipCommun with a GPA of 5; or

Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5 and have at least 2 years of professional full-time work experience relevant to the chosen field of study.

CRICOS Code: 049208B

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web:

Enquire online

Why study the Master of Communication?

This program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to excel in the ever-expanding communication industries. The program is designed to enhance the skills of existing communication graduates and professionals. Courses are designed to increase understanding of the application of communication theory and research to health promotion, business, public relations, policy and politics, intercultural relations and globalisation. Students develop knowledge of communication dynamics, as well as practical professional skills.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Communication.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Master of Communication

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5; or

GCCommun or GDipCommun with a GPA of 5; or

Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5 and have at least 2 years of professional full-time work experience relevant to the chosen field of study.

Additional application information

Same discipline is defined as a degree with demonstrated prior learning in the humanities and/or social sciences (e.g. journalism, communication, behavioural science, business, international relations, linguistics or sociology).

To satisfy the requirement for "same discipline" a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

Work experience relevant to the field of Communication is defined as a demonstrated record of having worked in communication, public relations, marketing, advertising or community development roles, as a journalist/reporter/media producer or researcher in communication related fields, or in any other profession in which a portfolio was built up demonstrating communication expertise.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5; or

GCCommun or GDipCommun with a GPA of 5; or

Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5 and have at least 2 years of professional full-time work experience relevant to the chosen field of study.

Additional application requirements

Same discipline is defined as a degree with demonstrated prior learning in the humanities and/or social sciences (e.g. journalism, communication, business, international relations, linguistics or sociology).

To satisfy the requirement for "same discipline" a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

Work experience relevant to the field of Communication is defined as a demonstrated record of having worked in communication, public relations, marketing, advertising or community development roles, as a journalist/reporter/media producer or researcher in communication related fields, or in any other profession in which a portfolio was built up demonstrating communication expertise.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 049208B

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Master of Communication

Careers

Graduates with a specialisation in Communication for Social Change find jobs as communication and facilitation specialists in government, non-government and community-based organisations and international research and development organisations, or they work as private consultants.

Graduates with a specialisation in Public Relations and Professional Communication are well equipped for diverse roles within public relations and marketing communication consultancies, not-for profit organisations and government bodies, including organisational communication, crisis management, government relations, social media management, and political campaigning roles.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Communication

To complete the Master of Communication, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain 24 units from the MCommun List comprising:

  • 8 units from Part B; and
  • 8 units from Part C; and
  • 8 units from courses in Parts B, C and/or D or any combination of those parts

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Communication.

Program Rules for the Master of Communication

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: