You’re already a great communicator — that’s a given. But good leadership skills are something that can be learned.
If you are looking to move into a managerial or leadership role within your organisation, learning to focus on the application of digital technology in strategic communication is crucial. You will learn to effectively plan and communicate across cultures and apply your skills within a digitally integrated world.
Strategic Communication offers an articulated program. The Graduate Diploma and Master’s degree share subjects, allowing recognition of prior learning for previously completed subjects.
Communication professionals with five or more years of experience are invited to apply for our Executive Master of Strategic Communication, an advanced program for those pursuing a senior management level role.
The Master of Strategic Communication is embedded in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Strategic Communication courses
Executive Master of Strategic Communication*
3 Core Subjects, 4 Stream Subjects and a Major Project
Master of Strategic Communication
6 Core Subjects and 3 Electives
Graduate Diploma of Strategic Communication
4 Core Subjects and 2 Electives
*Five or more years of experience as a communication professional required.
- Strategic Communications
- Corporate Communications Manager
- Management positions within Communications e.g. PR, Public Communication, Social and Digital Media and Events
Develop adaptive capabilities in digital media, data and data analytics, International and intercultural communication and Strategy and strategic planning to manage disruptive change in a professional context.
Integrated theory and Practice
This course culminates with a practice related project relevant to your field of interest, so you can use what you’ve learned and apply it to your current position or organisation objectives.
Incorporated teachings from the Faculty of Law, Business and Creative Intelligence and Innovation provides a breadth of knowledge leveraged from acclaimed academics.
This course is based on the latest research and is taught by a combination of senior academic researchers and leading industry professionals.
Professional Field Visits and Practicums
You’ll visit reputable offices and firms to introduce valuable industry connections into your personal network.
It's important communicators understand the future challenges in the workplace so they can help their organisations and leaders navigate them.
I believe having a postgraduate degree gives communication professionals the edge in the industry. Having both the technical ability which you learn while working, combined with theory which you learn in a postgraduate degree, gives you a much broader perspective on best practice. It also provides you with the tools you need to build brands and engage employees.
Head of Communication at KBR Australia & IABC NSW President
Graduate, Strategic Communication (previously Communication Management)
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Why choose UTS?
Australia’s #1 Young University*
UTS is the number-1 ranked university under 50 years in Australia and number 8 in the world. That means we’re different from other institutions: we’re outstanding in the areas that we work in, whether it be our courses or our research. The odds are, whatever degree you choose at UTS, you’ll find us at the front of the pack
*Times Higher Education WUR Top 200 under 50 Rankings 2016–2017 and QS Top 50 Under 50 2017–2018
Research with real-world impact
We’ve joined the world’s elite. We now sit among the Top-200 universities in the world, as ranked by Times Higher Education in 2016. That’s because our research has real-world impact, we’re respected by our peers and our learning environment is world-class. That means you’ll be getting the benefit of teaching underpinned by high-quality research, whether it be into big data, the future of work or other key areas. Imagine where we’ll be tomorrow.
Our teaching staff stand out for many reasons. It might be because they’re experienced industry professionals who have moved into academia. It might be the fact that their research is ranked as world-standard. And it will definitely be because they are using our industry-leading learning futures approach. For all these reasons, they’re the ones who’ll be giving you the tools to advance your career.
A campus central to the city
Your time matters. That’s why we deliver our classes in a variety of different modes, from evening classes to delivering whole subjects over a multi-day block session. We’re also investing in new teaching technologies to give our students more options for blended learning. Best of all our city campus is located a few minutes’ walk from Sydney’s biggest transport hub, Central Station. You’ll be able to get here (and away) with ease.
Save 10% on your degree
If you’re one of UTS's 200,000+ alumni, you’ll automatically save 10% on most of our postgraduate degree programs through the UTS Alumni Advantage program. Find out if you’re eligible now.