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The May semester for this program will be delivered remotely. In these extraordinary times, students will be able to access Bond's exceptional, personalised learning experience from all around the world. Learn more about remote learning at Bond
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.
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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.
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- 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) allows students to further their careers in Communication by equipping them with an appropriate mix of theory and practice suited to industry, culminating with a professional segment comprising a professional portfolio, field project and field project report. Show more
The Master of Communication (Professional) allows students to further their careers in Communication by equipping them with an appropriate mix of theory and practice suited to industry, culminating with a professional segment comprising a professional portfolio, field project and field project report. The Master of Communication (Professional) provides an ideal balance of theoretical knowledge, practical skills, problem solving abilities, interpersonal skills and a high level of written communication. At the end of the degree, candidates will have a professional portfolio detailing their research and practical expertise in their chosen vocational area. The program duration is 4 semesters and 20 weeks (92 weeks). Show less
The May 2020 semester will be delivered remotely.
|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]|
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.
Master of Communication (Professional) comprises 165cp, as follows:
Foundation subjects (80cp)
- Research Methods (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 an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:
- 2020 fees: $11,792 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)
- 2021 fees: $12,400 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)
Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.
To support students during the economic crisis created by the current pandemic, financial aid will be provided to students in Semester 2 in 2020. This is in the form of a one-off tuition fee relief, which will be a 20% reduction in Semester 2 tuition fees. For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions.
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
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