If you’re a graduate who doesn’t have a formal communications background, but you’re interested in gaining a broad understanding of contemporary communications theory and practice, a Master of Professional Communication from Edith Cowan University could be the perfect course for you.
This coursework degree covers key subjects in the professional communications sphere, from media, journalism, advertising and public relations to globalisation, cultural diversity and innovation. As well as studying these core topics, you’ll design and execute a major project in an area of your own interest and expertise. This involves an independent process of inquiry, analysis and synthesis and will allow you to demonstrate your research ability and understanding of key professional communication concepts.
Studying for two years full-time or four years part-time at ECU’s Mount Lawley campus, you’ll graduate with the advanced professional communication skills, knowledge and experience you need to advance your career to its next stage.
You may be eligible to apply for a postgraduate course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:
- Hold a Bachelor Degree from a recognised Australian Institution (or equivalent); OR
- Where accepted, have completed a relevant Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate; OR
- Where accepted, have completed 5 or more years of relevant work experience; AND
- Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements
What You’ll Learn
In this communications course, the subjects you may study include:
- Effective Communication in Professional Contexts
- Media and Society in a Globalised World
- Advertising and Brand Awareness
- Methods of Inquiry
- Journalism in the New Media: Converged Environment
- Public Relations Strategies
- Media and Transnational Asia
- Globalisation, Cultural Diversity and Innovation
- Project Preparation
- Masters Project 1
- Masters Project 2
Why study with Edith Cowan University?
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.
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