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Master of Communication (Professional)

Program overview

Bond’s Master of Communication (Professional) is not available for domestic students – please see Master of Communication.

Only available to international students, Bond’s Master of Communication (Professional) is designed specifically for international students who would like to develop expertise in the rapidly expanding field of professional communication.

The program covers advertising, public relations, social media, human communication theory, relational communication, organisational communication and leadership, and research methods and data visualisation.

You will experience opportunities to apply your knowledge to real projects. You will choose and conduct a research project, and guided by academic and industry professionals, complete a 20-week professional portfolio capstone subject.

Bond’s Master of Communication (Professional) will take your skills to the next level, bring you up-to-date on the risks and opportunities of new and emerging media, and future-proof your career with the ability to adapt to work situations that have yet to be imagined.

With Bond’s accelerated trimester timetable, you can complete the Master of Communication (Professional) in 92 weeks, meeting the Visa requirements for international students.

Program code: HS-23080

CRICOS code: 063308C

Program overview

Only available to international students, Bond’s Master of Communication (Professional) is designed specifically for international students who would like to develop expertise in the rapidly expanding field of professional communication. Domestic students, please see Master of Communication.

The program covers advertising, public relations, social media, human communication theory, relational communication, organisational communication and leadership, and research methods and data visualisation.

You will experience opportunities to apply your knowledge to real projects. You will choose and conduct a research project, and guided by academic and industry professionals, complete a 20-week professional portfolio capstone subject.

Bond’s Master of Communication (Professional) will take your skills to the next level, bring you up-to-date on the risks and opportunities of new and emerging media, and future-proof your career with the ability to adapt to work situations that have yet to be imagined.  

With Bond’s accelerated trimester timetable, you can complete the Master of Communication (Professional) in 92 weeks, meeting the Visa requirements for international students. 

Program code: HS-23080

CRICOS code: 063308C

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About this 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. As a student in the program, you will gain applied skills and knowledge in advertising, public relations, social media, human communication theory, relational communication, organisational communication and leadership, and communication research. You will also conduct a research project of your 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 (eligibility criteria applies), or 2) undertake a supervised professional portfolio project. Throughout the program, you will develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills in professional communication to equip you for roles in the fields of advertising, public relations, social media, research, management and leadership, and internal communication in private, public, and non-profit organisations.

What you'll be studying

  • Study overview

    Bond’s Master of Communication (Professional) combines coursework subjects, a research paper focussed on your choice of interest area, and a professional portfolio. Designed in close consultation with prominent industry representatives ensures the contemporary relevance of the program.  

    Taking a full-time study load (three subjects per semester), you can complete this program in 92 weeks, meeting the Australian government visa requirements for international students.

  • Research paper / professional portfolio

    The curriculum includes a research paper / professional portfolio (6000 – 7,000 words) in your choice of subject area from specialisations such as journalism, advertising, social media, marketing, leadership, public relations and more.

  • Semester 1 - 4

    In your first four semesters, you will complete eight foundational industry subjects, including the research paper plus four general electives chosen from any postgraduate subjects offered by any faculty of the University enabling you to tailor your degree to match your current or prospective career pathway.

  • Semester 5

    In your final semester, you will undertake a 20-week professional portfolio capstone involving either a supervised professional portfolio project or work-integrated learning opportunity.

  • Professional portfolio

    All students complete a 20-week professional portfolio capstone of either 1) a work-integrated learning opportunity to participate in a field project, produce a report, and showcase portfolio (eligibility criteria applies), or 2) undertake a supervised professional portfolio project.

  • Work-integrated learning opportunity

    In this work-integrated learning opportunity, you’ll participate in a field project, completing a collaborative research project totalling up to 15,000 words.

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Program features

  • Learn from industry

    Be mentored by people who not only work in the industry but are leaders in their field – people like media futurist, Dr Jeff Brand; international advertising consultant, Dr Sven Brodmerkel; strategic communication, public relations, and marketing consultant, Michele Clark; leading academic in narrative, Dr Donna Henson; corporate communication professional, Dr Marilyn Mitchell; and public relations consultant and author, Jennifer St George.

  • Become an expert

    Our research areas include journalism, advertising, social media, marketing, leadership, public relations and more. You will be fully prepared in research methods and data visualisation and be mentored and supervised throughout your research paper by Bond’s subject experts.

  • Practical learning

    During your studies, you will also work closely with real clients and local businesses, researching, strategising and delivering communications initiatives.

    This process is enhanced by your access to an industry standard television studio, broadcast control room and the very latest cameras, lighting and audio-visual equipment used in the field.

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Hear from our Bondies

  • Communication (professional)

    I completed my postgraduate studies in just over a year – thanks to Bond’s accelerated professional programs. The small class sizes here allowed me to form close friendships with students from across the world and to create a global network. I have established mentors for life through the one-on-one support I received from the most dedicated of professors.  I obtained the greatest, most personalised education from a university I know as my home away from home. 

    Mandrea Weber - Alumna
  • Learning and Teaching

    Our Master of Communication degrees offer timely qualifications based on active, engaged, authentic, and sustainable learning principles. Advanced professionals need evidence-based public relations, advertising, social media, and organisational leadership capabilities. Students enrol at Bond because they learn from academically qualified industry professionals who help them undertake industry-relevant assignments and think through strategic practice. Employers value these as a form of currency.

    Professor Jeffrey Brand - Associate Dean
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Hear from our Bondies

  • Communication (professional)

    I completed my postgraduate studies in just over a year – thanks to Bond’s accelerated professional programs. The small class sizes here allowed me to form close friendships with students from across the world and to create a global network. I have established mentors for life through the one-on-one support I received from the most dedicated of professors.  I obtained the greatest, most personalised education from a university I know as my home away from home. 

    Mandrea Weber - Alumna
  • Learning and Teaching

    Our Master of Communication degrees offer timely qualifications based on active, engaged, authentic, and sustainable learning principles. Advanced professionals need evidence-based public relations, advertising, social media, and organisational leadership capabilities. Students enrol at Bond because they learn from academically qualified industry professionals who help them undertake industry-relevant assignments and think through strategic practice. Employers value these as a form of currency.

    Professor Jeffrey Brand - Associate Dean
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