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Master of Arts in Communication Management
 

location
City campus

Min. duration
1.5 years full time or
equiv. part time

course codes
UTS: C04254v1
CRICOS: 018985F
UAC: 940509

The Master of Arts in Communication Management provides advanced contemporary study and practice in professional communication management. It is suitable for current and aspiring practitioners who want to attain the relevant expertise to achieve their career goals. Students can major in the areas of Public Relations, Integrated Communication, or Organisational Change and Communication. Alternatively, students can elect to complete generalist studies which provide a foundation for the broad field of communication management practice.

Academic staff involved in the course have substantial industry experience and have undertaken research in the field.

The Master of Arts in Communication Management provides advanced contemporary study and practice in professional communication management. It is suitable for current and aspiring practitioners who want to attain the relevant expertise to achieve their career goals. Students can major in the areas of Public Relations, Integrated Communication, or Organisational Change and Communication. Alternatively, students can elect to complete generalist studies which provide a foundation for the broad field of communication management practice.

Academic staff involved in the course have substantial industry experience and have undertaken research in the field.

Course aims

Graduates of this course have:

  • advanced understanding of communication and its management
  • the ability to synthesise communication theory and practice
  • the ability to analyse, design, cost and evaluate a communication strategy
  • a sensitivity to ethical and legal issues related to communication
  • a capacity to reflect on the roles and responsibilities of communicators
  • the capacity to apply perspectives that are intercultural and global, and
  • a sensitivity to issues of exclusion, equity and justice.

A full list of the graduate attributes of the course is available from UTS: Communication.

I am convinced by the subjects and curriculum used in UTS that all the subjects demonstrate balance exposure on theory and practice.

Typical study program

Typical course programs are shown below for both full-time and part-time students, commencing in both Autumn and Spring sessions.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
57022 Foundations of Communication857022
57023 Communicating with Publics857023
57028 Research for Communication Professionals857028
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
57026 Strategic Communication and Negotiation857026
57132 Media Relations857132
57182 Rethinking Media857182

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.

Tuition fees are charged:

  • based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
  • based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
  • at the rates set for the current year and revised annually

Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only.  UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.

A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.

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Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$19,840 to A$34,080 per year.

Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $588. The total credit points are 72.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Career options cover the fields of public relations and communication management, including those positions related to communication advising, community relations, corporate communication, integrated communication, internal communication, international communication, media liaison or public affairs.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90751 Core foundation subjects24
STM90769 Core masters subjects16
CBK90849 Major choice24
CBK90848 Elective8
Total72

Course structure explained

The course totals 72 credit points of study made up of three core foundation subjects (24 credit points), two core master's subjects (16 credit points), a major choice (24 credit points) and an elective (8 credit points).

Students can choose one of three majors, each consisting of three compulsory 8-credit-point subjects, or select No specified major for the generalist course.

The No specified major option includes two compulsory 8-credit-point subjects and an 8-credit-point elective.

Full-time students are required to undertake 24 credit points a session. Part-time students should undertake 8 or 16 credit points a session.

Additional information

Course duration

The course is offered on a one-and-a-half-year, full-time or equivalent part-time basis.

Full time, on campus

Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

For applicants with a bachelor's degree:

  • the degree must be in the field of education, management and commerce, society and culture (eg Bachelor of Arts), or creative arts
  • if the degree is not in the field of education, management and commerce, society and culture, or creative arts, applicants must also have a minimum of two years related professional work experience. Applicants must answer the employment question in the UAC application as employment experience is assessed according to the response provided.

For applicants with a master’s, graduate diploma or graduate certificate:

  • the degree can be in any field of study.

If applicants have not met any of the requirements above, they must provide:

  • a personal statement (approximately 500 words) explaining why they wish to study the course they are applying for, and
  • a curriculum vitae (CV), which should include details of paid and voluntary work or other experiences (eg special interest groups) that could be relevant to the course.

If applicants do not submit these documents, their application may not be considered.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Credit recognition

Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma in Communication Management (C06105), Graduate Diploma in Public Relations (C06103), Graduate Diploma in Integrated Communication (C06101), or the Graduate Diploma in Organisational Change and Communication (C06102) are eligible for credit recognition for completed subjects.

Students who have graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Public Communication) (C10248) may be granted up to one-third of the postgraduate course in credit recognition. Other relevant qualifications are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Master of Arts in Communication Management, the Graduate Diploma in Communication Management (C06105), the Graduate Diploma in Public Relations (C06103) and the Graduate Diploma in Integrated Communication (C06101).

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

Prizes and awards

Professional recognition

Courses in the postgraduate program in Communication Management at UTS have been accredited with the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) for over 20 years. The Master of Arts in Communication Management is accredited with PRIA and graduates have an accelerated path to professional membership.

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UTS: Handbook

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