The Master of Communications and Media Studies at Monash aims to further students’ understanding of communications and media systems both locally and globally. Communications and Media Studies was ranked No.21 in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2013.
The course focuses on challenges posed by the emergence of digital media, globalisation and increasing levels of cross-cultural exchange. The last decade has been one of unprecedented change in communications and media content, forms, technology and policy with wide-ranging implications for business, politics, public administration and everyday life. This course examines these developments from an historical, political and theoretical perspective.
The course is particularly designed to focus on themes relevant to those employed, or seeking employment, in communications and media industries (e.g. electronic journalism, policy formulation, public relations, and tourism marketing), and those wishing to expand their expertise for teaching purposes or further study.
The Masters course draws a diverse and highly-motivated group of students not only from Australia, but also China, India, South East Asia, Europe and Latin America. The subject offerings are dedicated postgraduate units with classes run in seminar format and through fieldtrips to media industries, allowing a vibrant and stimulating engagement with issues at the cutting edge of international developments in communications and media.
International Relevance and Practical Experience
As a student in Monash’s Master of Communications and Media Studies program, you will have the opportunity to engage with industry and participate in study tours and field schools both in Australia and overseas.
All students can apply for funding to attend international field schools via Monash Abroad.
How to Study
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Click here for fees and entry requirements for domestic and international students.
Click here for Scholarships and Funding information for domestic and international students.
See Fees and Entry Requirements (above) for English language requirements for this course.
Visit English language requirements for information on:
- English language proficiency tests – what is required and how to arrange testing
- The Monash University English Language Centre as a pathway for students who need help to meet the minimum English language requirements
See Fees and Entry Requirements (above) for a link through to study length options available for this course.
Depending on your qualification background and study goals, most of our Masters programs are available in three versions:
- 96 points - Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
- 72 points - Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time
- 48 points - Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Full-time and part-time study options
Domestic students can reduce the number of units they study each semester by choosing to enrol part-time. If you choose to study part-time, be aware that:
- Night classes may not be available for all units.
- This option is not available to international students.
A small number of CSP places are available for some of our Masters programs. Refer to Fees and Entry Requirements (above) to check availability of CSP places for this course. Where places are available we automatically assess all eligible applicants before semester one and two for this award. High-achieving students should ensure they apply before the advertised deadline for the relevant intake to be ranked for potential selection. Applications received after the deadline may be accepted for a full-fee place, however will not be considered for a Commonwealth Supported place.
We consider you an international student if you are not:
- an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
- an Australian permanent resident.
Note: We consider Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents as domestic students.
Our postgraduate courses are designed to meet the needs of students who have recently finished their degrees, individuals entering the industry for the first time or current industry professionals looking at furthering their career opportunities.
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