The Master degree is designed for communication practitioners working in public relations, organisational communication or communication related areas of business, education and government. It focuses on strategies and methods that can be applied to communication problem-solving in a variety of contexts.
The Graduate Certificate in Communication (Organisational Communication) has been designed primarily for practitioners in communication and related fields. The course exposes students to a variety of communication and social theories, and to research methodologies, which can be applied to careers in public relations, organisational communication, business communication or communication related areas of business, education and government. The Graduate Certificate comrpises the first four subjects in the Master program.
Normal course duration
Master degree: Part-time 2_3 years (4_6 sessions)*
Graduate Certificate: Part-time 1 year (2 sessions)
* The Master degree may be completed in less than three years depending upon progress in the coursework and dissertation components of the course.
The Graduate Certificate articulates with the Master degree and full credit is given in the Master degree for subjects completed in the Graduate Certificate.
To graduate from the Master degree, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points, taken as the equivalent of eight 8-point subjects and a dissertation of 32 points or twelve 8-point subjects. To graduate with the Graduate Certificate, students must satisfactorily complete 32 points (4 subjects).
The course structure for the Master degree is designed for students completing the program in the distance education part-time mode. It is possible for students to complete graduation requirements in less than three years by distance education full-time study or a combination of distance education full-time and part-time study.
All students must complete:
Session 1 (Autumn)
Session 2 (Spring)
Sessions 1-2 as above
Session 3 (Autumn)
Session 4 (Spring)
Session 5 (Autumn)
Session 6 (Spring)
These can be taken from postgraduate programs in approved areas of health management, government, human resources, media issues, business, cultural studies, politics or marketing.
Residential schools for the course are held on campus each year in addition to off campus workshops and telephone conferences. Students will be advised of these events in the preceding session.
School of Communication
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