Master of Arts in Communication (Research)
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline(s):||Discipline of Communication and Media|
|English Language Requirements:||Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0 Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0|
The Master of Arts in Communication by research is designed to equip students with a critical understanding of advanced communication or cultural theories and research, a sound knowledge of their chosen field, and the ability to complete a substantial research project and to extend their field through a contribution to knowledge or a new presentation of existing knowledge. Candidates typically undertake investigation, developmental or creative work on topics focused on the news media, government communication, information and communication technologies, or creative media texts. They produce either a research or a creative thesis as their research product. Graduates will be encouraged to ? develop high-order analytical and critical evaluation skills;? develop skills for marshalling support for projects; and ? develop skills for interacting with other researchers and professionals and so be able to contribute constructively to a research or professional team.
Admission is normally on the basis of:
a) a bachelor degree with above average performance or with honours in an appropriate field of study; or
b) a degree in any field of study followed by a graduate diploma in the same field as the masters program by research; and
c) evidence of capacity to undertake research at the master's level.
Additional Admission Requirements
Applicants intending to produce a creative thesis are required to submit a portfolio of creative work in the form and media they intend to use.
Applicants must possess a capacity and/or aptitude for research, and have clear written and oral communication skills, analytical and conceptual skills and those intending to produce a creative thesis need demonstrated skills in the form and media in which they intend to work.
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
- Master of Arts in Communication (Research) (48 credit points)
- Required - 42 credit points as follows
Restricted Choice - Must select 1 of the following
Option 1 - Must pass 6 credit points as follows
- For candidates undertaking a creative thesis:
Option 2 - Must pass 6 credit points as follows
- For candidates undertaking a communication or cultural studies research thesis:
- Option 1 - Must pass 6 credit points as follows
- Candidates are also required to complete a Research Education Program to acquire the generic skills & attributes identified as appropriate for graduates of postgraduate research programs at UC.
|Master of Arts in Communication||MA Comm|
|Graduate Diploma Communication|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Creative Thesis, Standard Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing
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Communication or Cultural Studies Research Thesis, Standard Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing
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- Creative Thesis, Standard Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing
Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.
Unit Delivery ModesDelivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.
Information for Fee Paying Students
The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course based on a full time load. Domestic students should note that you will not be required to pay fees while you are in a Research Training Scheme (RTS) place. If you do not complete your studies before your RTS is consumed, you will be charged the annual fee rate that applied at the commencement of your degree. Further information on fees for higher degree by research students can be found here.
Course closed from end of Semester 2, 2014. Please see course 303JA, Master of Applied Arts and Humanities (Research) for further information.
Standard 4 semesters full-time or equivalent part-time.
|Year||CSP Places Available||Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
- 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
- 2012->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
- 2013->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
- 2014->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
- 2015->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
- 2016->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
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