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Master of Global Media Communication (MC-GMCOM) // Course structure

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Course structure

200 point program

Duration: 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time

Coursework only option

  • Foundation Compulsory Subjects (37.5 points)(must be taken in the first semester)
  • Foundation Elective Subject (12.5 points) (must be taken in the first semester)
  • Core Subjects - List A (50 points)
  • Core Subjects - List B (minimum 62.5 points)
  • maximum of 37.5 points of elective subjects

or

Minor Thesis Option

  • Foundation Compulsory Subjects (37.5 points)(must be taken in the first semester)
  • Foundation Elective Subject (12.5 points) (must be taken in the first semester)
  • Core Subjects – List A (50 points)
  • Core Subjects – List B (50 points)
  • MECM90029 Media and Communication Thesis Part 1 and MECM90030 Media and Communication Thesis Part 2 (37.5 points total)
  • MULT50001 Research Principles & Practice subject (12.5 points)

150 point program

Duration 1.5 years full-time / up to 3 years part-time

Coursework Only Option

  • Core Subjects - List A (50 points)
  • Core Subjects - List B (minimum of 62.5 points)
  • Maximum of 37.5 points elective subjects

or

Minor Thesis Option

  • Core Subjects - List A (50 points)
  • Core Subjects - List B (50 points)
  • MECM90029 Media and Communications Thesis Part 1 and MECM90030 Media and Communications Thesis Part 2 (37.5 points)
  • MULT50001 Research Principles and Practices (12.5 points)

100 point program

Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time

Coursework Only Option:

  • Core Subjects (minimum of 62.5 points)
  • Elective subjects (maximum of 37.5 points)

or

Minor Thesis Option:

  • Core Subjects (50 points)
  • MECM90029 Media and Communications Thesis Part 1 and MECM90030 Media and Communications Thesis Part 2 (37.5 points)
  • MULT50001 Research Principles & Practices (12.5 points)

Please note the following:

Students who undertake the thesis option are not eligible to undertake the Internship subject.
Any variation of the electives must be discussed with the program coordinator.

Capstone Requirement:

All students are required to complete the Capstone Requirement for the program (at least 25 points). Students must complete one capstone option, towards the end of their program.

Capstone Stream 1: MULT90019 Internship II (Semester Long) (25 points)

Purpose: An opportunity to apply knowledge and research skills to solve problems that arise in professional contexts and develop an integrated understanding of knowledge, research and practice

Capstone Stream 2: MECM90029 Media and Communications Thesis Part 1 and MECM90030 Media and Communications Thesis Part 2 (37.5 points total)

Purpose: An opportunity to integrate knowledge and research skills to address a research question

Capstone Stream 3: PUBL90012 Practicum (25 points)

Purpose: An opportunity to apply knowledge and research skills to develop an integrated understanding of knowledge, research and practice within a professional context

Capstone Streams 4 - 9: (25 points total)

MECM90020 Global Media: Theory and Research and

MECM50001 Political Economy of the Network Society or

MECM90002 Global Media Governance and Policy or

MECM90003 Mobility, Culture and Communication or

MECM90009 Global Crisis Reporting or

MECM90016 Representation and Advocacy or

MECM90017 Media Writing: Rhetoric and Practice

Purpose: Multiple opportunities to acquire research methods skills and integrate knowledge and research skills to address a research question, project or substantial piece of work

For policies that govern this degree, see Academic Services Policy in the University Melbourne Policy Framework. Students also should also refer to information in the Student Policy Directory.