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Master On Campus

Strategic Communication

University of Canberra

12 months
28500 AUD/year
17700 AUD/year
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The key to achieving organisational objectives and gaining a competitive edge? It’s as simple as effective communication and this Master of Strategic Communication from University of Canberra will prepare senior managers for a career as business leaders in a range of stimulating sectors. 

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Specialise in the strategic realm for an insight into issues analysis (what public affairs issue?) or fine-tune your marketing skills and learn about the integration of branding and communication, and you’ll be smashing high-level business goals in no time!

Study a Master of Strategic Communication at University of Canberra and you will:

  • engage with the complex issues relating to communication processes and their effectiveness in a range of situations and settings
  • develop the skills and practical knowledge to analyse, plan, implement and evaluate communication strategies
  • evaluate situations and issues before using your insight and creativity to generate solutions and maximise opportunities
  • specialise in strategic communication to focus on the complex human side of communication, learn what is required to work as a strategic counsellor and manage mid to long term public affairs issues
  • specialise in marketing communication to focus on the integration of branding and communication. 

Career opportunities

A range of career opportunities exist for Master of Strategic Communication graduates, including as a:

  • public affairs director
  • public relations director
  • marketing and communications manager
  • senior public relations manager
  • communication strategist


Application will be made to the Public Relations Institute of Australia and to the Advertising industry for accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Risk Communication 
  • Communication and Information Project
  • Issues Analysis and Management 
  • Social Research 
  • Strategic Communication Planning 
  • Networks and Social Media
  • Advanced Marketing Communication Theory  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have an Honours degree, a Graduate Certificate or a Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline as approved by the University.
  • Students with a Bachelor's degree in a cognate discipline and who have four or more years of relevant work experience may also apply. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and/or employment experience.
CRICOS Code: 083406B 

Tuition Fee

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    28500 AUD/year
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  • National

    17700 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17700 AUD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

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