Advance your career
The upcoming semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they're on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond's exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.
The Master of Communication will allow you to further your career in communication by equipping you with an appropriate mix of theory and practice suited to industry. The degree provides an ideal balance of theoretical knowledge and professional practice in communication problem-solving, relationship management, public relations, advertising, social media interaction, and writing. By building upon previously acquired knowledge in problem-solving and a high level of written communication, graduates can differentiate themselves in industry.
The Master of Communication at Bond allows you to choose from multiple dissertation and portfolio options in which you can develop your research and communication skills in an area of interest. You can choose from a variety of research topics across areas including, but not limited to Journalism, Advertising, Social Media, Marketing, Leadership, and Public Relations. You will be mentored and supervised by the University’s highly skilled and recognised academics who have vast industry experience.
With Bond’s accelerated three-semester-per-year timetable, the degree can be completed in just 1 year (3 semesters).
Campus and Bond University Experience
For the past 15 years, Bond University has been recognised as Australia’s number one university for student experience according to the Good Universities Guide.
You will have access to one-on-one career development support through Bond’s Career Development Centre, a specialised support team dedicated to helping students plan their career journey, find internship and work experience opportunities and ultimately, gain employment.
The Bond difference
The Master of Communication at Bond allows students to choose from multiple dissertation/portfolio options. These dissertation/portfolio options allow students to develop their research and communication skills in an area of interest. Students can choose from a variety of research topics across areas, including, but not limited to: Journalism, Advertising, Social Media, Marketing, and Public Relations. Students are mentored and supervised by the University’s highly skilled and recognised academics, with vast experience in the industry.
Combined degree option
- Choose from several dissertation and portfolio options in an array of research areas
- Learn in small class sizes with our highly skilled academics ensuring personalised attention and greater opportunities for learning
- Graduate sooner with Bond’s accelerated degrees
- Gain immediate access to an array of state-of-the-art learning resources including Blackboard Ultra and Collaborate for learning interaction
- Access an industry-standard television studio, broadcast control room and cameras, lighting, audio visual equipment and the latest in mobile journalism technology from the faculty technology loan store
- Develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for professional and managerial roles in communication
- Work closely with industry stakeholders and clients (from SMED to NFP) to develop projects and campaign proposals
About the program
If you are looking to develop or enhance your expertise in the rapidly expanding field of professional communication, the Master of Communication is for you. Students take subjects in advertising, public relations, social media, human communication theory, relational communication, organisational communication and leadership, and research methods and data visualisation. Show more
If you are looking to develop or enhance your expertise in the rapidly expanding field of professional communication, the Master of Communication is for you. Students take subjects in advertising, public relations, social media, human communication theory, relational communication, organisational communication and leadership, and research methods and data visualisation. They also undertake a research project of their own choosing. Throughout the degree, students develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills in professional communication to equip them for roles in advertising, public relations, new media, research, leadership, and internal communication in private, public, and non-profit organisations. Show less
|Mode||On Campus and Remote|
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
|Duration||3 semesters (1 year)|
|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 comprises 120 credit points, as follows:
Foundation subjects (70cp)
- Research Methods and Data Visualisation
- Public Relations Masterclass
- Social Media: Risks and Opportunities
- Human Communication Theory
- Advertising Masterclass
- Relational Communication
- Strategic Organisational Communication and Leadership
General electives (10cp)
Student must choose one (1) subject from the list of available postgraduate subjects from across the University
Research option (40cp)
Students must choose one of the below options on commencement of their program
- Major Research Project (Part A) (20 credit points)
- Major Research Project (Part B) (20 credit points)
- Research Project
- Plus three (3) general elective subjects
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 divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.
Semester program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2021: $16,233* per semester average
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2021: $48,700
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 most other universities.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.
Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.
* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.
Academic entry requirements
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent from an approved institution in either criminology, sociology, legal studies, psychology, humanities/arts 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 program allows students to further their careers in Communication by equipping them with an appropriate mix of theory and practice suited to industry.
The Master of Communication program will equip students 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 non-profit organisations; media relations; and management of risks, among other topics.
Effective communicators are essential in all organisations and Bond University Master of Communication graduates are in high demand. Upon graduation, you could expect to find employment in management and professional roles, such as:
- Communications Manager
- Marketing Strategist
- Public Relations Manager
- Political Campaign Manager
- Social Media Content Writer
- Marketing Communication Director
- Brand Manager
- Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
- Social Media Manager
- Medial Planner
- Digital Marketing Manager
The Master of Communication at Bond is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA), the peak body for public relations and communication professionals in Australia.