24 months
36400 AUD/year
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The Master of Strategic Communication program at The University of Western Australia opens up opportunities that lead into rewarding careers and it is also an excellent option for professionals who would like to progress their skills in this area.   


The Master of Strategic Communication program at The University of Western Australia is tailored to advance your capacity to succeed in a range of media and communications roles and provide effective strategy and leadership for industry, government and community. 

Develop expertise and gain a set of highly sought-after skills in designing and managing communication strategies, projects and campaigns across a range of media platforms and professional contexts.  

The program provides you with valuable hands-on experience that prepares you for a dynamic career, including:    

  • development of your practical, analytic and creative communication skills
  • project-based work used to develop a portfolio applicable in a range of industry contexts  
  • specialised media training and workshops 
  • professional and networking opportunities 

Career Pathways

Career opportunities in the communications sector are constantly growing. Almost all large organisations need a communications expert to advise on corporate communications, community liaison projects and human resources-based projects such as change management. In addition, private organisations in consumer marketing, media, public relations, advertising and digital communications require strategic communications specialists. 

Employment prospects across governmental, industry and community sectors include:

  • Strategic communication manager
  • Global reputation manager
  • Media advisor
  • Communication specialist
  • Corporate/internal communications manager 
  • Media planner 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Communication 
  • Strategic Communications in a Digital Era 
  • Digital Media: Theory and Practice  
  • Strategic Communications Planning and Management
  • Digital Advocacy 
  • Media Governance 
  • Issues in Contemporary Global Journalism 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS CODE: 083878C  

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; or
  • completed a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication at UWA.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 72800 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National Commonwealth supported students: $8,825.24

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 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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