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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Master of Communication

  • Masters (Coursework)

Gain highly valued communication skills and specialist knowledge to prepare yourself for career success in a range of communication industries.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
5334, 049208B
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$35,776 per year / $53,664 total

About this course

This 1.5 year full-time (or part-time equivalent) postgraduate program, designed for communication graduates and professionals, will help you develop highly valuable communication skills and set yourself up for career success in a range of communication industries.

You can choose one of two fields of study - Communication for Social Change or Strategic Communication.

UQ is the only Australian university to offer study in the emerging field of Communication for Social Change. This field explores the different ways in which communication can be leveraged to bring about change in attitudes, behaviour and knowledge in individuals, organisations and communities. If you already have experience in these areas, the program will make you even more competitive as it complements and capitalises on studies and experience in other disciplines.

Strategic Communication develops your understanding and skill-set in professional communication practice and public relations, including campaign development, digital media strategy, and issues and crisis management. Graduates with a specialisation in Strategic Communication are well-equipped for diverse roles in public relations and marketing communication consultancies, not-for-profit organisations and government bodies, including organisational communication, crisis management, government relations, social media management and political campaigning roles.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Choose to specialise in Communication for Social Change or Strategic Communication.
  • Access outstanding research, practical experiences and career opportunities.
  • Undertake a combination of advanced level coursework and research.
  • Complete a research project or a thesis on the topic of your choice.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • International aid officer
  • Community development manager
  • Health promotion manager
  • Corporate change consultant
  • Public relations and social media manager
  • Social media manager
  • Marketing strategist
  • Political campaign manager
  • International communications consultant
  • Communications manager