The MA Media Communication (Thesis Only) provides students with an opportunity to undertake a sustained piece of research supervised by a member of staff of the Media and Communications Program. Students will develop and deploy the skills necessary to originate, execute and bring to completion a sustained piece of research.
Students who complete the Masters will:
* demonstrate an informed awareness of the changing international and global contexts of media communication and how these are currently being researched and studied;
* demonstrate understanding of major positions of theory and debate informing the study of global media communication and be able to critically engage with these;
* deploy methods and selected methodology in sustained media and communication research;
* demonstrate specialist knowledge in the area of their research and present research findings and argument in a suitably structured and sequenced thesis that conforms to protocols of academic presentation and research practice;
* demonstrate an adequate understanding of, and commitment to, research ethics in their research practice.
A four-year BA (Honours) degree with a research component or equivalent in the appropriate area of study or closely related area. The grade for the honours thesis component must be at least equivalent to an H2A (75%) at the University of Melbourne and the overall honours result must be at least equivalent to an H2B (70%).
Applicants must include with their application a thesis proposal of 2,500 words and a writing sample (this may be an essay from your previous degree, a chapter from your Honours or Masters thesis or a published article). The primary basis for selection is academic merit, however, consideration will also be given to the quality of the thesis proposal, research potential, and the availability of an appropriate supervisor. Academic references may be required to assess the applicant's eligibility.
Core Participation Requirements:
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry.