Master of Communication

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  • Qualification:
    Master's Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    1.5 years full-time; 3 years part-time
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)
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  • Career Outcomes:
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Course Rundown

Passionate about communications and media? Want to take your education and career prospects to the next level? A Master of Communication from Edith Cowan University is the perfect postgraduate course for you.

This coursework degree provides you with the opportunity to advance your understanding, knowledge and skills in contemporary communications theory and practice. As well as studying core units on media, journalism, PR and research/project methodology, you’ll design and execute your own master’s project – a guided independent study in an area of your own interest and expertise.

Studying for 1.5 years full-time (or three years part-time) at ECU’s Mount Lawley campus, you’ll graduate with everything a master’s degree is designed to provide: high-level independent project work skills, mastery of your chosen subject area, and elevated career prospects that allow you to follow your passion.


You may be eligible to apply for a postgraduate course at ECU if you meet the following:

  • Hold a Bachelor Degree from a recognised Australian Institution (or equivalent); AND 
  • Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements and any other special admission requirements for the course

In this communications course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Media and Transnational Asia
  • Globalisation, Cultural Diversity and Innovation
  • Methods of Inquiry
  • Journalism in the New Media: Converged Environment
  • Public Relations Strategies
  • Project Preparation
  • Masters Project 1
  • Masters Project 2

Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.

ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.

From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!

Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.

When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Western Australia: Mount Lawley

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Communication from Edith Cowan University.

Graduates are prepared to seek a range of specialised careers in the media and communications industry, including areas such as journalism, public relations, advertising and marketing.

Curious about where a career in communications could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Students may pay for this course upfront or apply for a government FEE-HELP loan to help cover part or all of their fees (eligibility criteria applies).

Scholarships and ECU Student Loans are also available to eligible students.

FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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