Advance your career
Today’s rapidly changing work environment requires employees to complement their dynamic and flexible skills with a deep understanding of theory and practice. By studying a Master of Communication (Professional) in Australia, graduates can differentiate themselves by complimenting previously acquired knowledge with problem-solving skills, a high level of written communication, and a professional portfolio.
In addition to exploring the spectacular Gold Coast, our students can advance into the next chapter of their career and graduate sooner with Bond’s accelerated degrees.
Graduate with a professional portfolio
The Master of Communication (Professional) at Bond, equips graduates with a deeper understanding of theory and practice, necessary for advancement in the communication industry. Graduates of the program are required to submit a Professional Portfolio that details their research and experience in their respective area. This portfolio ensure graduates can articulate their practical and theoretical expertise, develop their strategic thinking skills, and reflection capabilities.
Intensive mode delivery
The Master of Communication (Professional) is delivered in intensive mode. Intensive Mode Delivery is a compact and time efficient way to complete a postgraduate qualification with minimal impact on professional and personal lifestyles. Subjects are generally delivered in either standard intensive or mixed mode. Standard Intensive delivery is generally scheduled over two weekends during the semester with two sets of three-day sessions per subject, usually scheduled Thursday to Saturday (approximately six to eight contact hours per day) with a break of four or five weeks between session one and session two of each subject. Mixed mode subjects will include a mixture of compulsory online activities and on-campus workshops. International students are required to be on campus every week. This mode of delivery will not impact the duration of the degree length.
What our students say
- Graduate with a professional portfolio
- Undertake dissertation/ portfolio options in an array of research areas
- Graduate sooner with Bond’s accelerated degree option
About the program
The Master of Communication (Professional) is designed for international students who would like to develop or enhance their expertise in the rapidly expanding field of professional communication. As a student in the program, you will gain applied skills and knowledge in advertising, public relations, social media, human communication theory, relational communication, organisational communication and leadership, and communication research. Show more
The Master of Communication (Professional) is designed for international students who would like to develop or enhance their expertise in the rapidly expanding field of professional communication. As a student in the program, you will gain applied skills and knowledge in advertising, public relations, social media, human communication theory, relational communication, organisational communication and leadership, and communication research. You will also conduct a research project of your own choosing and engage in a 20-week professional portfolio capstone of either 1) a work-integrated learning opportunity to participate in a field project and produce a report and showcase portfolio (eligibility criteria applies), or 2) undertake a supervised professional portfolio project. Throughout the program, you will develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills in professional communication to equip you for roles in the fields of advertising, public relations, social media, research, management and leadership, and internal communication in private, public, and non-profit organisations. Show less
|Program type||Masters Coursework|
|Study area||Communication and Creative Media|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
Master of Communication (Professional) comprises 165cp, as follows:
Foundation subjects (80cp)
- Research Methods and Data Visualisation (HUMR71-100)
- Research Project (HUMR71-705)
- Public Relations Masterclass (PUBR71-102)
- Social Media: Risks and Opportunities (COMN71-102)
- Human Communication Theory (COMN71-103)
- Advertising Masterclass (ADVT71-102)
- Relational Communication(COMN71-104)
- Strategic Organisational Communication and Leadership (COMN71-105)
- Professional Portfolio (45cp)* (COMN73-100)
- Student must choose four (4) subjects from the list of available postgraduate subjects from across the University
* Please note that the Professional Portfolio subject can only be commenced once all coursework subjects have been completed.
Available research topics for Dissertation / Portfolio
Please refer to Master of Communication for a full list of available research topics.
Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee. Professional program fees include four standard full time semesters plus a final semester professional subject, which is charged at a different rate to a standard semester of coursework.
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2022: $62,000
- Students commencing study in 2023: $63,650
Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.
Academic entry requirements
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in either communication, education, humanities/arts, social sciences, law or business studies.
Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information
How to apply
The Master of Communication (Professional) program will equip you with the skills to focus on interpersonal and group interactions in the workplace; communication challenges posed by an increasingly diverse and virtual workforce; planning for internal and external communication in private, public, and nonprofit organisations; media relations; and management of risks, among other topics.