About the program
The Master of Arts (Coursework) program offers an opportunity for graduates to continue studies in a particular area, or branch out into other areas. Graduates of this program will possess a strong and broad set of skills essential to all professions, no matter what their chosen career. A range of majors are available in the program allowing students to tailor their qualifications to suit their specific career interests.
The Master of Arts (Coursework) is suited to all students wishing to further their undergraduate studies in a specialist area of choice.
Structure & subjects
The Master of Arts (Coursework) comprises 12 subjects, as follows:
Core subjects (2)
- Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMR71-100)
- Epistemology and Theory of Knowledge (HUMR71-110)
Foundation subjects (6)
Students can choose any six (6) subjects from the following list:
- Relational Communication (COMN71-104)
- Strategic Organisational Communication & Leadership (COMN71-105)
- Public Relations Masterclass (PUBR71-102)
- Social Media: Risks and Opportunities (COMN71-102)
- Human Communication Theory (COMN71-103)
- Advertising Masterclass: Brand Experience and Advanced Strategic Planning (ADVT71-102)
- Politically Motivated Violence (INTR71-315)
- Forensic Criminology (CRIM71-320)
- Genocide: A sociological and criminal approach (CRIM71-105)
- Crime Analysis and Profiling (CRIM71-102)
- Security and Strategy in the 21st Century (INTR71-102)
- Transnational Crime (CRIM71-103)
- Diplomacy (INTR71-208)
- Political Economy of Global Development (INTR71-350)
- Strategic Asia (INTR71-340)
Dissertation/Elective option (4)
Students must choose one (1) of the following suites of subjects:
- Major Dissertation/Portfolio A (20 credit points) (HUMR72-701)
- Major Dissertation/Portfolio B (20 credit points) (HUMR72-702)
- Minor Dissertation/Portfolio A (HUMR71-705)
- Minor Dissertation/Portfolio B (HUMR71-706)
- Plus two (2) elective subjects from the Faculty of Society & Design list of available postgraduate subjects. (Internship and further Minor Dissertation/Portfolio subjects are available as elective subject options).
Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
Academic entry requirements
Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 Bachelor degree from an approved institution in either communication, education, international relations, political science, political studies, global studies, sociology, legal studies, criminology, psychology or humanities/arts, as well as 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
I studied both my undergraduate and postgraduate degree at Bond University. I completed a Bachelor of Communication, majoring in Advertising and Journalism. I also completed a Master of Arts, majoring in Corporate Communication and Public Relations. I decided to study at Bond, due to the ability to fast track my degrees and the small size of the university. I also loved the tight knit community!
The best thing about studying at Bond is definitely the people, from the teachers to students and staff, the people are amazing. During my time at Bond, I met some of the greatest people from all over the world and created a close network.
My experience at Bond was incredible! I lived on campus for the duration of my two degrees and from the moment I moved in, it felt like home. There was always something to do if I was not studying, like joining one of the great clubs on campus and meeting new people. When I first started at Bond, I was fortunate to meet a number of students who were partway through their degree and who have become friends and future contacts for my business.
I completed a number of internships while at Bond, which were extremely helpful. For example, I interned in Singapore for one of the largest advertising agencies, Bond even allowed me to take the internship as a subject in my degree. Bond also helped me secure an internship in Melbourne through a previous student. I managed to organise several other internships independently and although Bond did not source these, they were extremely supportive and assisted me in every aspect.
Since graduating from Bond I have founded two businesses. I am the Co-Founder/Director of the app ‘Be There Beauty’ and the Founder/Director of the social media management business, ‘So Social Australia’. Bond equipped me for these roles as I gained skills throughout my degrees that prepared me for the real world. Bond allowed me to connect with other previous students from around the world who also run their own business. Although I may not have known them while I was studying, the network that Bond has established helped me greatly.
The main difference between Bond and other universities is that Bond is like a family. The Bond community supports each other during your studies and every day after. Everyone you meet is so nice and genuinely wants to keep in contact and remain part of the community. Attending Bond for two degrees was some of the best times of my life and I want to go back in the future to study, I wouldn’t go anywhere else after going to Bond.
I would certainly recommend Bond to anyone and I do on a regular basis. It is a world-class institution that allows you to fast-track your degree, and start working and using the skills you have gained. The first month at Bond I learnt skills I use every day at work. The teachers and fellow students are incredible and helped and continue to shape the reason why Bond is a fantastic university.