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Media and Communications

Specialisation (formal)Year: 2019

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Overview

The Master of Arts (Media and Communication) Thesis provides students with an opportunity to undertake a sustained piece of research supervised by a member of staff from 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.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete the Master of Arts (Thesis only) in this area of specialisation should:

  • 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; and
  • demonstrate an adequate understanding of, and commitment to, research ethics in their research practice.
Last updated: 3 April 2019