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Master of Arts in Communication (Research) - 230AA

Course Code: 230AA
Course Version: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): Discipline of Communication and Media
CRICOS Code: 054342J
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 Requirements

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.

Assumed Knowledge

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.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Arts in Communication MA Comm

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Diploma Communication

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Course closed from end of Semester 2, 2014. Please see course 303JA, Master of Applied Arts and Humanities (Research) for further information.

Course Duration

Standard 4 semesters full-time or equivalent part-time.




  • Past Offerings
    • 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
    • 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Internal

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