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This course is for communications, media and public relations professionals, or those aspiring to work in the creative industries. You’ll gain the skills to analyse and implement the latest practice in management of communication in both international and Australian contexts. You’ll examine the purposes and means by which leaders, organisations and interest groups create, coordinate and direct strategic communication – and the role of the media in these processes.
This course gives you the flexibility to pursue your passion. You can choose to complete the course in one year by undertaking three units in each semester and the third core unit in the Summer Term.
Accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia.
Take your passion to a new level with postgrad study at Murdoch
Postgrad study is all about developing your passion further, a one-degree-fits-all approach just simply doesn’t work for everybody.
We’re flexible about what and how you choose to study – and we employ great academic thinkers who care about helping you along your new path.
If you find this course isn’t quite what you were looking for, give us a call or drop an email to work out an option right for you.
Download a course brochure in Mandarin
Bahrain Secondary School Leaving Certificate Qualification not acceptable for direct entry – See note 1*
Bhutan Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (BHSEC)
Average of 60% in four academic subjects (excluding any local languages)
Canada High School Graduation Diploma Average of 60 or better (including a 60 in English); OR see note 1*
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Successful completion of the OSSD with a minimum of 30 credits and an average of 65% in an overall of 6 level 12 subjects including English; OR see note 1*
China Gao Kao Completion of the National Entrance Examination Gao Kao with a minimum score of 500/750; or 420/630 for Shanghai; 320/480 for Jiangsu; 600/900 for Hainan; OR see note 1*
Denmark Senior Secondary Certificate of Education Average of 4 or better on the 7 point grading scale; OR see note 1*
Germany Abitur Grade Point Average of 3.5 or better; OR see note 1*
Ghana WASSC or SSSC Qualification not acceptable for direct entry – See note 1*
Hong Kong Hong Kong A levels 6 points taken from 2 or 3 best subjects – see note 2**; OR see note 1* Hong Kong Diploma Successful completion of the HKDSE with combined level score of 16 points from best 6 subjects. We require a minimum of 3 core subjects (except Chinese Language) with Level 4 or better in Mathematics and Liberal Studies, plus 2-3 electives with Level 3 or better. HKDSE English
Competency – Level 4 or better in HKDSE English Language or IELTS 6 or above or equivalent;
OR see note 1*
IB International Baccalaureate Diploma Total score of 24 points or better; OR see note 1*
India Higher Secondary Certificate Average of 65% for best 4 academic subjects; OR see note 1*
Indonesia SMA 3 Average score of 8 in academic subjects or better; OR see note 1*
Japan Upper Secondary School Certificate of Graduation Overall grade average of 80% in 4 out of 5 subjects; OR see note 1*
Jordan General Secondary Education Certificate Qualification not acceptable for direct entry – See note 1*
Korea Senior High School Diploma Overall grade average of “A” for final year results; OR see note 1*
Malaysia Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) 6 points taken from 2 or 3 best subjects. Point system: A, A- = 5; B+ = 4; B= 3; B-, C+ = 2; C = 1; OR see note 1*
Nigeria WASSC or SSSC Qualification not acceptable for direct entry – See note 1*
UEC Chinese Unified Exam 20 points or less from the best five subjects excluding Art, Chinese and Malay (A1=2, A2=2, B3=3, B4=4); OR see note 1*
Mauritius Higher School Certificate – A levels 6 points taken from 2 or 3 best subjects – see note 2** ; OR see note 1*
Norway Certificate of Upper Secondary Education Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better; OR see note 1*
Oman General Secondary Education Certificate Qualification not acceptable for direct entry – See note 1*
Pakistan HSC/Intermediate Certificate Achieving Division 1 or grade B with an average of 65% in 4 academic subjects and 60% in English in the HSC/Intermediate Certificate or See note 1*
Philippines High School Diploma Qualification not acceptable for direct entry – See note 1*
Reunion French Baccalauréat Generale Minimum total score of 10 out of 20 or better; OR see note 1*
Saudi Arabia Secondary School Leaving Certificate Qualification not acceptable for direct entry – See note 1*
Singapore GCE A levels (H2) 6 points taken from 2 or 3 best subjects- see note 2**; OR see note 1*
South Africa National Senior Certificate/Senior Certificate Successful completion of the National Senior Certificate with a minimum average grade of 5 in the best 6 subjects in final year (excluding ‘life Orientation) – 7 = 80-100%; 6 = 70-79%; 5 = 60-69%; 4 = 50-59%; OR see note 1*
Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education Advanced Level Grade C in 3 out of 4 subjects; OR see note 1*
Sweden Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better; OR see note 1*
Taiwan Senior High School Diploma/Senior Vocational Diploma 90% from Senior High School or Junior College Diploma credit grades; OR see note 1*
Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education (Mathayom VI) Qualification not acceptable for direct entry – See note 1*
USA High School Diploma plus SATs High School Diploma (HSD) with a GPA of 2.5 and a minimum of 500 in each band in the SAT scores; OR see note 1* American College Test (ACT) Composite score not less than 24 and a completed High School Diploma; OR see note 1*
Vietnam Bang tot ngiep Trung hoc Pho thong Average of 80% in the 4 core academic subjects; OR see note 1* Note 1* Successful completion of a recognised pre-tertiary or foundation studies program OR successful completion of one year study at a recognised tertiary or higher
education institution is required in addition to the completion of High School Studies
Other forms of English proficiency may be accepted. Please contact [email protected] to check your eligibility.
If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident of Australia you can apply online.
We offer a number of alternative entry pathways if you are from a non-traditional academic background. We’d like to talk to you about your circumstances and identify a suitable pathway.Please contact our admissions team and let us know a little more about your situation.