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I undertook my studies after serving in the banking and finance industry , where the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently is a crucial determinant for success . This degree exposed me to the theoretical frameworks underpinning communication in the real world , giving me new insights into how to communicate more effectively with people across all strata of society .”
JAMES FOO KOK CHYE
Master of Communications and Media Studies Business Development Manager , Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad
Course structure
The course consists of 72 credit points :
Principal study ( 6 points each )
• Contemporary Communications Theories
• Digital Technology , Policy , and Governance
• Global Media Industries
• Communication Research
Applied study ( 12 points )
• Communications Research Project ( capstone )
Professional enhancement ( 6 points each )
• Creative Thinking Workshops
• Gender in the Workplace
Specialist study ( 6 points each )
• Current Issues in Asia
• Global Digital Cultures
Select two additional specialist study units from the following :
• Communications and Media Management
• Data Analytics in Communication
• Communications Industry Internship .
Research pathway ( 24 points )
• Communications Research Thesis 1 .
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Learning outcomes
You ’ ll master the contemporary skills necessary for participation in , and the management of , sophisticated communicative processes in regional , urban , national and international contexts .
These include critical thinking , cultural sensitivity , advanced reading and communication skills ( written and verbal ), and high-level analytical skills . More widely , the degree aims to develop your skills in communications and media research .
Career paths
Common destinations for graduates include roles in communications and public relations , marketing and business research , management consulting , diplomacy and foreign affairs , tourism and hospitality , and academia .
This degree will also prepare you for careers in various sectors within and beyond the media industry . You ’ ll be able to design communication strategies , develop and implement communication policy plans , be a media spokesperson , and offer expert communication advice through industry and market research .
Entry requirements
ELIGIBILITY
Australian bachelor ’ s degree ( or equivalent ) in a related discipline including humanities or social sciences
Australian bachelor ’ s degree and a graduate certificate ( or equivalent ) in a related discipline including humanities or social sciences 2 , 3
Average requirements
60 % 3
60 % 3 , 4
Any other equivalent qualification and experience approved by the faculty .
• Meet the English language requirements of the University . The following English proficiency tests are accepted :
– Monash English Bridging
– IELTS – Overall band score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
– Internet-based TOEFL / TOEFL IBT Special Home Edition – Total score of 79 with 12 in Listening , 13 in Reading , 21 in Writing and 18 in Speaking
– Certified paper-based TOEFL – Total score of 550 with TWE of 4.5
– PTE – Overall score of 58 with no Communicative Skills lower than 50 .
– CAE , CPE or Linguaskill General – Minimum overall score of 176 with no skill score lower than 169 .
The above tests must be taken within 36 months prior to the course commencement date .
1 You can opt for the communications research thesis after completing 48 points in the course if you ’ ve achieved a minimum high distinction average and have the approval of the coordinator .
Completing this unit will fulfil the capstone requirement . 2 You may be eligible for an advanced entry point . 3 In equivalent Monash University grading scale terms , a 100 % scale where 50 % is a pass . 4 Applicants with an average between 50 % -60 % may be considered if they have at least five years of work experience in a relevant field , as required by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency . You ' ll be expected to provide a Curriculum Vitae and reference from your employer to be assessed for relevant work experience as part of the application process . You ' d generally be required to undertake work that requires a level of autonomy and accountability . You ' d be expected to exercise a range of professional capabilities , including . strong communication skills , the ability to apply initiative and sound judgment and analytical and critical thinking skills .
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