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1.5 years ( full-time ) 3 years ( part-time )*
Classes are held weekday evenings and Saturday mornings .
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MASTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA STUDIES

KPT / JPT ( R2 / 321 / 7 / 0015 ) 03 / 26 - MQA / SWA0177
RM50,110 Malaysian student
RM56,175 International student 2021 fees for full course at 1.5 years
Career paths
Common destinations for graduates include :
• corporate communications , public relations , journalism , publishing , editing , writing and electronic media
• marketing , advertising , business research and analysis
• management consulting , international trade , human resources , training and development , management and administration
• diplomacy , foreign affairs and politics
• tourism , hospitality and entertainment
• production , direction , management and administration , film , television and video
• academia
• research and policy .
In addition to the opportunities listed above , this degree will 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 .
* Part-time study is not available for international students .
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 .
This course builds your understanding of the changing global contexts of media and communication practices . You ’ ll gain a critically informed understanding of key issues affecting the global communications industry , focusing on the challenges posed by the emergence of digital media , globalisation and increasing levels of cross-cultural exchange .
You ’ ll be introduced to the latest developments and research in communications and media – including in social and online media – always with a view to real-world application .
Course structure
The course consists of 72 credit points ( six units ) of study across the following :
A . CORE MASTER ’ S STUDY
• AMG5894 Communications Theories and Practices
• AMG5409 Communication Research
• AMG5400 Global Digital Media : Issues in International and Transnational Communication
• AMG5013 Current Issues in Asia
B . ADVANCED EXPERTISE Option 1 Capstone :
• AMG5742 Communications Research Project
Discipline elective ( choose one ):
• AMG5004 Communications and Media Management
• AMG5751 Communications Industry Internship
Option 2
• AMG5743 Communications Research Thesis ( 24pts ) 1
Progression to further studies
Completion of this course with a distinction average will provide a pathway to a research degree .
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 .
This methodological training will enable you to participate in relevant research-based study and give you an edge in today ’ s competitive workplace .
Entry requirements
ELIGIBILITY
Australian bachelor ’ s degree ( or equivalent ) in a related discipline including humanities or social sciences 2
Australian bachelor ’ s ( hons ) degree in a related discipline including humanities or social sciences 2 , 3
Any other equivalent qualifications recognised by Monash University and the Malaysian Government .
Average requirements
60 % 4
60 % 4
Prerequisites
English : Monash ’ s minimum requirements apply ( Monash English Bridging is accepted ).
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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 and discipline elective requirement in the core master ’ s study . 2 Or qualification and / or experience , or satisfactory substitute , that the faculty considers to be equivalent . 3 You may be eligible for an advanced entry point . 4 In equivalent Monash University grading scale terms , a 100 % scale where 50 % is a pass .
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