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Study Communications in Australia 2020

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With a technological advancement towards an interconnected world, knowing how to hone your communication skills in the web of media is as crucial as before. In other words, communication and media is a sector of study which involves communication certain messages through all sorts of mediums, and they are split into specifications:

  • Journalism, electronic media, and TV & radio broadcasting
  • Politics and public administration
  • Business administration, industrial relations and corporate communications
  • Marketing, advertising and public relations

Subject Examples?

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Media History 
  • Design and Graphics
  • Photojournalism
  • Public Relations
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Reporting and Editing
  • International Relations
  • TV Production Lab
  • Digital Media
  • Soft Skills
  • Social Media
  • Advertising
  • Radio Production
  • Project Management
  • Event Management
  • Intercultural Communication

The Specialisations:

Journalism, electronic media, and TV & radio broadcasting

Communication in media and broadcasting is emphasizing responsibility, professionalism, and ethics, and also being versatile in terms of communicating content in different techniques, such as writing, speaking, and even designing. Utilizing media outlets as powerful communicating instruments is a skills that is paramount in this social climate, but do keep in mind that communication degrees are incredibly versatile and are able to span across different industries.

Potential future jobs include:

  • Broadcasters
  • Copywriters
  • Editors
  • Writers
  • Investigative reporters
  • News and feature piece writers
  • Radio / television announcers
  • Journalists

Politics and public administration

This communication sector focuses on communicating messages to voters, constituents, and other parts of the public from different socio-economic backgrounds and cultures. Generally, you are to possess an expertise in message design, public speaking, and have a critical understanding about society, politics and cultures.

Potential future careers may include:

  • Campaign directors
  • Elected officials
  • Lobbyists
  • Media consultants
  • Press secretaries
  • Speechwriters
  • Public affairs specialist
  • Community affairs specialist

Business administration, industrial relations and corporate communications

Business communications experts are important to maintaining communication within the corporate world. This sector also demands skills to deal with current and anticipate future trends of corporate communications. Communication majors in business are expected to write and speak concisely, develop and deliver professional presentations, polish your soft skills to improve teamwork and morale, and examine the contextual relations within the business landscape to plan out the best course of action.

A few potential careers include:

  • Labor relations specialists
  • Corporate directors and executives
  • Mediators
  • Communications managers
  • Special events planners
  • Business to Business salespersons

Marketing, advertising and public relations

This work requires a lot of using traditional and digital communication channels such as social media, digital advertising campaigns, television, print and radio. This sector’s sole purpose is to learn the fundamentals of marketing, such as: planning, budgeting, creative strategy development, copywriting, media planning, and research. 

You can work in these titles in the future:

  • Account executives
  • Public relations specialists
  • Marketing specialists
  • Media buyers
  • Media relations specialists
  • Promotions managers
  • Advertising sales representatives
  • Film and video editors
  • Graphic designers
  • Market research analysts
  • Writers

Recommended Universities to Study Communications:​

This list is based on the QS World Ranking for each university’s Bachelor’s program in Communication. They are guaranteed to be credible, as they rank their subjects based on:

  • High enrolment rate in the program
  • High courses satisfaction rates among students and recent graduates
  • High employment rate

And finally, the communication degrees will be listed according to their specified fields:

1. The University of Queensland Technology (QUT)

QS Ranking: #21

Intake: October

Undergraduate:

Programme Name

Fee

Bachelor of Communication (Advertising and Public Relations)

AUD $31,400

Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)

Bachelor of Communication (Entertainment Industries)

Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)

Bachelor of Design – International (Visual Communication)

AUD $36,200

Postgraduate:

Programme Name

Indicative fee (2020)

Master of Digital Communication

AUD $30,300

2. The University of Melbourne

QS Ranking: #22

Intake: February

Undergraduate:

Programme Name

Fee

Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)

AUD $31,400

Postgraduate:

Programme Name

Major

Indicative fee (2020)

Master of Arts

Journalism

AUD $37,952

Media and Communications

Programme Name

Fee

Master of Global Media Communications

AUD $37,952

Master of International Journalism

AUD $36,160

Master of International Relations

AUD $36,680

Master of Journalism

AUD $36,160

Master of Marketing Communications

AUD $36,608

Master of Publishing and Communications

AUD $35,776

Master of Social Policy

AUD $36,480

Master of Translation

AUD $35,776

3. The University of Queensland

QS Ranking: 25

Intake: February

Undergraduate:

Programme Name

Major

Indicative fee (2020)

Bachelor of Communications

Digital Media

AUD $37,952

Public Relations

Bachelor of Journalism

N/A

AUD $34,208

Postgraduate:

Programme Name

Fee

Master of Communications

AUD $35,776

4. Monash University

Study Engineering in Australia

QS Ranking: 33

Intake: February

Undergraduate:

Programme Name

Fee

Bachelor of Media Communication

AUD $33,000

Postgraduate:

Programme Name

Fee

Master of Communications and Media Studies

AUD $35,000

5. UNSW

QS Ranking: 40

Intake: February

Undergraduate:

Programme Name

Major

Indicative fee (2020)

Bachelor of Media

Communications and Journalism

AUD $37,952

Public Advertising and Advertising

Postgraduate:

Programme Name

Fee

Master of Journalism and Communication

AUD $35,280

Master of Public Relations and Advertising

AUD $35,280

Master of Applied Linguistics

AUD $35,280

Master of Interpretation

AUD $35,280

Master of Translation

AUD $35,280

Master of International Relations

AUD $35,280

Let’s hope this breaks it down for you! Good luck in making your public health career a dream come true! Contact us for any information! We’d love to help!

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Jude Chong
A content writer & a student of University of Nottingham studying Bachelor of Communications. I like indie bands and meeting new people 🙂

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