Master of Arts

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time

Credit points


Commencing in

For Continuing Students Only

Why choose this program?

The revised Master of Arts (5719) will be offered in 2018.

This program offers advanced training in creative and strategic communications within a contemporary international context. You will graduate from this program with a developed understanding of global issues and contexts and the skills to work effectively with contemporary media: communicating with diverse audiences, developing policy and planning strategy, reporting on current affairs and working with stakeholders, clients and constituents to provide corporate and communication solutions for effective outcomes.

You will build expertise in research and analysis for professional application and further learning, with knowledge of international historical and cultural contexts. You will gain the confidence, creativity and initiative to adapt to new situations, pursue further learning and to practice strategic communications with ethical judgment, accountability and personal purpose.

Attendance information

Courses in this program are offered in a mixed mode consisting of on-campus, in-person and online.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

By undertaking 7565LHS Professional Experience, students will have the option to undertake an Internship in a related area.

My career opportunities

This program will prepare you for any profession in which advanced skills in strategic communication in relation to global issues and contexts is required. This includes government and non-government policy, migration and communities, information dissemination, Public Relations and the media.

This program is ideal for those interested in working as media and communications officers, PR consultants, journalists, administrators, policy makers, entrepreneurs, community advocates and those seeking careers in an international policy arena. This program also offers a research study pathway for those seeking to advance their professional and academic careers.

Pathways to further study

For students interested in undertaking doctoral studies, this program provides a pathway to the Master of Arts Research (5633) and onto the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of Arts (5708)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 22.5 $281.25 $22,500.00
2019 Fee Band 22.0 $275.00 $22,000.00
Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information