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.
Duration: 1.5 years full-time / 3 years part-time
The Master of Arts (Thesis only) in this area of specialisation requires:
- 30,000 word thesis