Master of Professional Communication

Edith Cowan University
Edith Cowan University
  • Awarded by

    Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)

  • Qualification

    Master's Degree + Postgraduate Unit

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

  • Start Date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates!

  • Location

    WA

  • Career Outcomes

    Journalist | Marketing Officer | Multimedia Developer | Communications Advisor | View all

Last modified: 20 Nov 2018

In a Nutshell

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.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    Questions?

    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 (see below).

    English competency: If you've successfully completed units at an Australian, Canadian, American or UK university provider, you may meet English competency standards. Submit your academic transcript for assessment.

    Questions?
  • Subject Breakdown

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    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
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  • Why 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.

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:

Where Will This Course Take You?

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

Graduates are prepared to put their advanced communication skills and knowledge to use in higher-level positions within their chosen industry, or seek specialised roles within the media and communications sector.

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

Let's Talk Price

Fees may be paid up-front, or students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the costs of all or part of the fees (eligibility criteria applies).

Edith Cowan University also offers student loans and scholarship opportunities to eligible applicants. Enquire now to find out more!

FEE-HELP

You 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 $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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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 (see below).

English competency: If you've successfully completed units at an Australian, Canadian, American or UK university provider, you may meet English competency standards. Submit your academic transcript for assessment.

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