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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

Dissertation/Portfolio options

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.

Take your degree for a test drive

Try further study on for size at a Postgraduate Test Drive. Meet with a personal Regional Manager on campus or virtually to learn more about studying at Bond, and to explore how a postgraduate degree can support your professional goals. This curated experience considers your unique circumstances, giving you an unmatched opportunity to have all of your questions about postgraduate study answered.

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Key features

  • 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

ModeOn 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.
Duration3 semesters (1 year)
Starting semesters
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaCommunication and Creative Media
Program codeHS-23095
CRICOS code078660G
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

View the Master of Communication - Program Structure and Sequencing

The Master of Communication comprises 120 credit points, as follows:

Foundation subjects (70cp)

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

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Teaching methodology

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
  • Students commencing study in 2022: $16,413* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $48,700
  • Students commencing study in 2022: $49,240

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.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

* 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

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

Future outcomes

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  
  • Newscaster 
  • 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. 

Employer satisfaction with graduates from Bond University has been rated highest in Australia for two years in a row, according to the 2019 Employer Satisfaction Survey published by the Department of Education and Training. 

Learn from our experienced academics

Did you know that glossophobia, the fear of public speaking, is cited as the number one fear of the general population? The late Emeritus Professor Mike Grenby who previously taught into Journalism and Communication, delivered a NOW Talk alongside Bachelor of Communication student Rebecca Dipardo about how to overcome this fear and empower yourself to become a more confident speaker.

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