MA (AS&ST) Media and Communications

Major/Minor/Specialisation !MR-ARTSAST-SPC+1010 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016


Dr David Nolan




The Master of Arts (Media and Communication) Advanced Seminar & Shorter Thesis provides students with an opportunity to undertake advanced study of media and communications by advanced seminars and a shorter thesis. Students will study an advanced course in media and communications theory and method before undertaking supervised research in an approved area.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar & Shorter Thesis) 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.
Structure & Available Subjects:

Duration: 1.5 years full-time / 3 years part-time

Program Requirements -

  • 20,000-22,000 word thesis
  • elective advanced seminar subjects (25 points)
Subject Options:

Thesis Subject

20,000-22,000 word thesis

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year

Elective Subjects

25 points

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar & Shorter Thesis)

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