Graduates of this program will possess a strong and broad set of skills essential to all professions, no matter what their chosen career. More specifically, graduates will have specialised skills within the discipline they have chose to major in.
The Master of Arts (Public Relations) degree is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)
International Students: Students must undertake three subjects per semester (equivalent to 30 credit points) to fulfil student visa requirements. Student may be able to accelerate their degree program by obtaining written approval from the Faculty.
Domestic Students: Most Students undertake four subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may, however, enrol in fewer subjects (equivalent to 30 credit points) and extend your degree over a longer period.
Bond's Teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
To be completed in the first two semesters of enrolment:
Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences
This is a postgraduate research methods class designed for masters students pursuing advanced specialisations in the humanities or social sciences. The subject reviews the purposes for social research, competing paradigms, qualitative and quantitative res earch designs and tools for analysis.
Outcomes include knowledge of the types of research conducted in the humanities and social sciences, the ability to conceptualise and design research projects and carry out elementary analyses and reporting.
Epistemology and Theory of Knowledge
This subject is concerned with how knowledge is generated and justified in different academic disciplines. It will explore ways of constructing and criticizing arguments and compare the methods employed in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Students will be exposed to basic philosophical ideas about knowledge, and will become familiar with perspectives drawn from the philosophy of science and sociology of knowledge.
Students who successfully complete this subject will not only be better equipped to recognise and address the most fundamental questions that arise in their advanced study and research, but also to contribute in a more rigorous way to questions of public controversy.
Eight (8) foundation subjects (must be from the H&SS list of postgraduate subjects, including 2 majors)
Two (2) elective subjects of which at least 1 must come from the H&SS list of postgraduate subjects.
Candidates whose first language is not English may be permitted to include up to 4 subjects from the English as an International Language section (ENIL71-) of the H&SS list of postgraduate subjects.