24 months
32800 AUD/year
21200 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The relationship between the public, an organisation and its stakeholders can no longer be managed by one person, through one medium. Launching a communication career today requires a new range of specialised skills, and La  Trobe University's Master of Strategic Communication has been designed to meet fast changing industry needs.   

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Master of Public Relations in Communication offered at La Trobe University aims to equip graduates from all fields to the highest levels in this growth industry of the 21st century. 

It will equip you with a range of skills in areas including issues management, campaign development, media relations, community relations and internal communication and writing and research for Strategic Communication

Career Outcomes  

Government, not-for profit and community organisations need communication professionals with 21st century skills. Possible career options include:

  • Government relations advisor

Help organisations manage their relations with government and improve their lobbying.

  • Public relations officer

Manage the public image of organisations by handling media inquiries, create a positive relationship with all sections of the public.

  • Social researcher

Research real world issues to create effective campaigns.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Research Skills  
  • Strategic Communication Writing
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Political Communication
  • Strategic Communication Research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 077916G  

  • Academic level
Australian Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)
  • Required grade average
A Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60% or above at Entire Bachelor Degree level.
  • Specialisations (Compulsory)
With a cognate Honours degree, applicants are eligible for a 1 year Master program. With a cognate undergraduate degree + approved work experience, applicants are eligible for a 1 year Master program. With a cognate undergraduate degree, applicants are eligible for a 1.5 year Master degree. With a non-cognate undergraduate degree, applicants are eligible for a 2 year Master program 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32800 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    21200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21200 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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