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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.

This program is not available to domestic students. Please see Master of Communication 

Today’s rapidly changing work environment requires employees to complement their dynamic and flexible skills with a deep understanding of theory and practice. The Master of Communication (Professional) at Bond allows graduates to differentiate themselves by complimenting previously acquired knowledge with problem-solving skills, a high level of written communication, and a professional portfolio.

Our students can advance into the next chapter of their career by graduating 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 delivery mode

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.

Key features

  • 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. 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

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. 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 conduct a research project of their 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, or 2) undertake a supervised professional portfolio project.  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.
Duration92 weeks
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-23080
CRICOS code063308C
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

View the Master of Communication (Professional) - Program Structure and Sequencing

Master of Communication (Professional) comprises 165cp, as follows:


Foundation subjects (80cp)

Professional (45cp)

Electives (40cp)

  • 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.

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. 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 2021: $57,680
  • Students commencing study in 2022: $58,310

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

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 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

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 (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.

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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