24 months
30500 AUD/year
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Study the only qualification of its kind in South Australia and gain specialised skills and advanced knowledge to prepare you for management roles within communications, media and the creative industries with the Communication course at University of South Australia.


The Master of Communication course at University of South Australia combines fundamental and advanced training in planning, implementing and evaluating communications strategies with a strong focus on the impact of digital disruption across the communication and media sector. 

Explore areas of social media management, public relations and digital entrepreneurship, providing you with key management skills that will be complemented by critical analysis of the possibilities and impacts of big data, artificial intelligence and the emergence of Industry 4.0 and how these impact on your sector.

Study in a workshop-based environment with connections to industry partners, real-world projects, and placement and networking opportunities.

You will have the option to select either a specialised research thesis or a professional project/placement pathway during your studies.

What you'll learn

Graduates of this postgraduate qualification will have advanced management and writing skills, along with knowledge of contemporary practice, social and digital media management, ethical communication, strategic communication plans and practices.

The first year of the Master of Communication comprises eight industry relevant and informed courses covering emerging communication discipline areas including:

  • Communication and Media: Advanced
  • Social Media Management
  • Digital Design
  • Communication Contexts
  • Content Creation
  • Campaigns and Crisis Management
  • Digital Entrepreneurship

Graduates of this qualification can gain careers as a:

  • Strategic communications manager
  • Social media manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Public relations manager
  • Media adviser
  • Online editor
  • Content creator
  • Copywriter

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication and Media: Advanced
  • Social Media Management
  • Industry 4.0 and Society
  • Managing Digital Design
  • Communication Contexts
  • Campaigns and Crises

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no closing date for submitting your application.


72 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants seeking admission to the program will normally have:
  • A completed Bachelor degree from a recognised higher education institution; or
  • A completed Graduate Certificate from a recognised higher education institution; or
  • A completed Graduate Diploma from a recognised higher education institution.
  • CRICOS CODE  0100167

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30500 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth Supported

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 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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