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BA(Hons) Media and Communications

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

15000 AUD
15000 AUD

Application fee

International 29 AUD
National 29 AUD
Faculty of Arts
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)79
SAT (avg)577

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About this course

  • Media and Communications offers you foundational knowledge for the 21st century. It will equip you with a critical understanding of the constantly changing global media environment and technologies, and provide core research and professional skills valued across a range of media sectors.
  • The wide array of subjects that comprise the Media and Communications major cover key developments in media industries, new communication technologies and their impact on politics, society and culture. While the main focus is on Australia and the Asia-Pacific, the course has a global orientation, reflecting today’s increasingly interconnected media systems, markets and production ecologies of contemporary digital networks.


  • Communications
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Media management
  • Professional writing
  • Public relations
  • Publishing

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Eligibility Criteria


Australian Year 12

  • Domestic students: 2017 Minimum ATAR -85.00 
  • Domestic students: 2016 Clearly-in Rank -88.85 
  • International students: 2017 Guaranteed ATAR- 85.00 
  • VCE (units 3 and 4) prerequisite subjects A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL

 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

  • 2017 Guaranteed IB score -31
  • IB prerequisite subjectsT English

GCE A Levels/Singapore A Levels

  • 2017 Guaranteed score- BCC Not available to A Level students
  • A Level prerequisite subjects- At least Grade C in an accepted AS Level

Trinity College Foundation Studies

  • 2017 Guaranteed score 80 Not available to TCFS students
  • TCFS prerequisite subjects EAP (a score of at least 50%), and a score of at least 70% for both English and History of Ideas (Adv) (both subjects must be included in the calculation of the ‘best 4’ result)

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Course Modules

  • MECM10006 Introduction to Media Writing
  • MECM10003 Media and Society
  • MECM20011 Approaches to Media Research
  • MECM20010 Comparing Media Systems
  • MECM20003 Net Communications
  • MECM20006 Understanding Australian Media
  • MECM30016 Digital Media Research
  • MECM30013 Marketing Communications
  • MECM30004 Media Futures and New Technologies
  • MECM30015 Media and Communications Project
  • MECM30002 Perspectives in Global Media Cultures
  • MECM30010 Writing Journalism


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How to Apply

Studying Year 12 in Australia

  • You should apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Full details about the VTAC application process can be found on the VTAC website. Through VTAC, you can list up to 12 course preferences. You should list courses in your order of preference with the course of greatest interest listed first. Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.
  • If you have previously applied to the University of Melbourne via VTAC but were not offered a place or were offered but never enrolled, you should apply as a new student.
  • If you're studying interstate, you can find more specific application information for your state in one of our application flyers: NSW/ACT QLD SA TAS WA

Current University of Melbourne international students

  • If you're an international student currently studying at the University of Melbourne and you wish to transfer to another University of Melbourne course, you must submit your transfer application via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.

All other international students

  • You can apply online using our e-application.
  • Please ensure your application is received by us before the relevant deadline. An application fee of AUD$100 applies. This fee is non-refundable.
  • Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply in person in your own country, we have a number of overseas representatives in a variety of countries. Search our list of overseas representatives to find one near you.
  • If you have accepted an offer from another institution in Australia, been granted a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) and want to transfer to the University of Melbourne within the first six months of study you will need a letter of release from that institution. Please see our International Student Transfer Policy for more details.
  • International Baccalaureate and US Advanced Placement students
  • You can choose to have your IB or AP results sent directly to the University as soon as they are released. Please make sure you advise us in your application if you have authorised the release of your results.
  • University of Melbourne AP institution code: 9015
  • University of Melbourne IB institution code: 002406

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