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  • Objectives
    The Master of Communication (Professional) is an innovative degree, designed to allow students to pursue advanced training in communication, while simultaneously developing workplace and business skills highly valued by employers. The Master of Communication (Professional) consists of 4 semesters and 20 weeks. Candidates will undertake specialist training in the area of Communication workplace and business studies, culminating with a professional suite comprising of a professional portfolio, field project and field project report. This program has been developed in collaboration with industry and is designed to dovetail into present and future professional career opportunities. At the end of the degree, candidates will have a professional portfolio detailing their research and practical expertise in their chosen vocational area.
  • Practical experience
    Work Experience and Internships Some students without practical workplace experience, or with workplace experience in a field different from their studies, choose to undertake an internship as part of their degree. This intensely practical professional development approach fosters graduates who are ready, willing and able to hit the ground running and make an immediate impact in the workplace.
  • Entry requirements
    Completion of an undergraduate degree program at an approved institution with a record of performance at least at Credit (65%) level, subject to the decision of the Dean or designate.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Communication (Professional)
  • Course description
    Career Outcomes

    The Master of Communication (Professional) is designed to equip students with knowledge and experience to enable them to step into an organisation and start assisting with the development and implementation of communication strategies and business imperatives.  Knowledge of communication is beneficial to any career and plays a vital role in the functioning of any government, business or industrial organisation.  Being an effective communicator will only enhance your career no matter what profession you choose.

    Attendance

    Most students undertake four subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may, however, enrol in fewer subjects 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.

    Program Structure
    15 Subjects, 165 Credit Points
    Core (2)

    Students must complete the following two (2) coursework subjects in the first two semesters of enrolment:

        * HUMR71-100 Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences
        * HUMR71-110 Epistemology and Theory of Knowledge

    Foundation (3)

        * COMN71-101 Theoretical Constructs in Communication
        * COMN71-203 Sociology of Mass Communication
        * COMN71-550 Communication Research Seminar

    Professional SUBJECTS (3)

        * COMN71-527 Professional Portfolio (15cp)
        * COMN71-720 Field Project (15cp) and
        * COMN71-721 Field Project Report (15cp)

    MAJOR (3)

    Three (3) subjects from one of the following areas for a Communication specialist major:
    Advertising:

    Three (3) subjects drawn from ADVT71 codes or

        * COMN71-270 Group Communication and Transformative Leadership
        * COMN71-306 Communication and Leadership in Organisations
        * COMN71-321 Corporate & Agency Training & Consultancy
        * PUBR71-100 Public Relations Theory & Techniques for Graduates
        * PUBR71-313 Advanced Crisis & Risk Communication

    Corporate Communication:

    Three (3) subjects drawn from

        * COMN71-270 Group Communication and Transformative Leadership
        * COMN71-306 Communication and Leadership in Organisations
        * COMN71-310 Corporate Conflict Resolution
        * COMN71-190 Gender Communication - Policies and Issues
        * COMN71-321 Corporate & Agency Training & Consultancy
        * COMN71-204 Foundations of Intercultural Communication
        * COMN71-205 Interpersonal Communication Strategies
        * PUBR71-313 Advanced Crisis & Risk Communication
        * PUBR71-100 Public Relations Theory & Techniques for Graduates

    Public Relations:

    Three (3) subjects drawn from PUBR71 codes
    Journalism:

    Three (3) subjects drawn from JOUR71 codes
    Media:

    Three (3) subjects drawn from

        * COMN71-302 Communication Technology - Policy and Planning
        * COMN71-311 Video Games Theory & Policy
        * JOUR71-101 Mass Media Institutions
        * JOUR71-230 Journalism Ethics and Law
        * JOUR71-305 Photojournalism Design, Editing and Publishing

    SUBJECTS (4)
    PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:

    Any four (4) subjects selected from H&SS list of postgraduate subjects, two (2) of which must be drawn from ADVT, COMN, PUBR or JOUR;

    OR

    For students who have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.5 in completed subjects they may complete the degree by undertaking a dissertation by enrolling in:

        * HUMR71-701 Masters Research Dissertation A
        * HUMR71-702 Masters Research Dissertation B
        * HUMR71-703 Masters Research Dissertation C and
        * HUMR71-704 Masters Research Dissertation D

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