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Master of Global Media Communication (MC-GMCOM) // Attributes, outcomes and skills

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Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete the Master of Global Media Communication should:

  • demonstrate the knowledge and capacities required to work at high levels in industry, government and advocacy;
  • provide leadership in the areas of public communication and policy at a national and global level;
  • understand the fundamental principles for making critical and ethical judgments regarding professional practice;
  • evaluate the dynamic processes of change operating in contemporary media and communication industries;
  • develop strategy and policy, and communicate effectively through written and oral presentations to academic, policy and cross-cultural forums;
  • combine an understanding of the different perspectives of industry, public sector and civil society professionals with the research skills and methodologies of professional media and communications; and
  • demonstrate advanced skills in research, analysis and interpretation with particular emphasis on questions of globalisation/localisation, identity, citizenship, power and democracy.

Generic skills

Students who successfully complete the Masters should enhance their skills in:

  • research: through competent use of advanced information sources and retrieval of appropriate information;
  • critical and theoretical thinking: through presentation of research papers, conceptualising theoretical problems, forming judgements and arguments from conflicting evidence, and by critical analysis;
  • time management and planning: through managing and organising workloads;
  • team work: through group activities; and
  • advanced skills in writing, reporting and communicating facts and ideas.

Graduate attributes

Graduates will be equipped with the skills necessary for advanced critical analysis, strategic management, problem-solving and policy making in media-related organisations, including the skills to:

  • analyse key areas of contemporary media strategies, governance and advocacy;
  • engage with the social, political, economic and ethical dimensions of media practice;
  • understand communication as a process that is central to the exercise of contemporary power, and apply research skills to a range of contexts; and
  • draw on a range of disciplines and develop a future-oriented, comparative and global focus.