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MCom Public Relations and Professional Communication (Part-Time)

Catalog id : 5651
 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Part Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
28832 AUD
National
24160 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87
TOEFL-PBT (min)570

About this course

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.

This fields provides students with the skills of professionally analysing communication situations and professionally designing solutions to communication problems. It also teaches the skills required to plan and implement a professional public relations campaign (including goal-setting, budgeting and evaluation); the skills of audience and public opinion analysis; a range of communication theories; and an understanding of how globalisation and the emerging information economy is impacting upon public relations practices.

 

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Eligibility Criteria

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

  • Approved degree in any discipline, with a GPA of 5.

 For International students:

  • Approved degree in any discipline, with a GPA of 5.
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6.Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening)

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. 
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

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Course Modules

Course Code Course Title

      Part A:

  • COMU7101 Communication Theory and Practice
  • COMU7102 Communication for Social Change: Foundations
  • COMU7103 PR and Professional Practice: Foundations
  • [WRIT6001 Academic English & Thesis Writing for International Students    (or)
  • [WRIT7030 Professional Communication

      Part B:

       To complete a field in either Communication for Social Change or Public Relations & Professional Communication, students must have a minimum of 8 units from Part B in an            approved sequence.

      Communication for Social Change:

  • COMU7000 Communication for Social Change
  • COMU7012 Communication and Social Movements
  • COMU7013 Participatory Development Communication
  • COMU7014 Community Media and ICTs in Development and Social Change

      Public Relations & Professional Communication:

  • COMU7301 Communication Practice and Campaigns
  • COMU7302 Issues and Crisis Management
  • COMU7304 Digital Media Theory and Practice
  • COMU7500 Communication and Accountability

      Part C:

  • COMU7016 Participatory Media Production
  • COMU7311 Intercultural Communication
  • COMU7292 Communication Research Methods
  • [COMU7002 Communication Project    (or)
  • [WRIT7100 Dissertation
  • Note: WRIT7110 or WRIT7120 can be taken in lieu of WRIT7100

      Part D:

  • COMU7015 Practicum
  • WRIT7200 Introduction to Science Communication
  • COMU7777 Media, Communication and the Environment
  • PHIL7111 Critical Reasoning (Graduate)

      Community and Development:

  • SOCY7120 Introduction to Development: Theories and Practice
  • POLS7302 Politics of Development
  • SOSC7133 Community Cultural Development

      Advertising, Marketing and Event Management:

  • ADVT7508 Fundamentals of Advertising
  • EVNT7051 Event Planning & Project Management
  • MKTG7501 Fundamentals of Marketing

      Organisational Communication:

  • MGTS7601 Managing Organisational Behaviour
  • MGTS7310 Business Negotiation
  • ORGC7610 Communication and Organisation

      Methods:

  • POLS7701 Research Methods
  • SOCY7329 Advanced Issues in Qualitative Inquiry
  • SOCY7339 Introducing Quantitative Research

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

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