Master of Strategic Communication : Schools of Humanities, Social Sciences and Music : The University of Western Australia

Schools of Humanities, Social Sciences and Music

Master of Strategic Communication

Become a trusted senior communications advisor in your workplace.

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Every organisation around the world relies on communication, both internally and externally, and the majority of these organisations are challenged by the complexity of today’s multi-channel environment. The University of Western Australia has designed a course for professionals aspiring to be trusted senior communications advisors. Learn the skills and expertise required in a broad range of enterprises, in areas such as corporate communications, marketing, media and public relations.

Through practical and analytical engagement, students gain both advanced skills and in-depth understanding relevant to a broad range of communications and media roles and proficiency in developing effective communication strategies and managing communications projects in the global media context. The program's work placements give students access to real-world experience of the local and international communications environment.


The Faculty of Arts is offering new domestic and international Arts postgraduate coursework students enrolling in this course for Semester 1, 2017 entry, a $2000 Technology and Travel Grant

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Course Information

Course Structure

The Master of Strategic Communication provides students with advanced knowledge and capabilities required to participate in contemporary global communications.

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At UWA, you'll be in great company.

The Faculty of Arts is a founding faculty of the University which has an inspiring history of highly successful graduates and outstanding research results which have made a valuable contribution to Western Australia, Australia and internationally.

Course at a Glance

Location offered UWA Crawley (Perth, Western Australia)
Attendance types Full-time, Part-time
Delivery mode Multi-mode
Starting dates Semester 1 (February), Semester 2 (July)
Standard full-time completion 1.5 year
Maximum time to complete 5 years
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Scholarships See our Arts Scholarships and UWA Scholarships
Course code 12540
CRICOS Code 00126G

Students have a choice of study - by coursework OR by coursework and dissertation.

Students who successfully complete 24 points may graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication, whilst those who successfully complete 48 points may graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication.

Download the Master of Strategic Communication Brochure.

More information about the course structure and the units offered is available on the UWA Handbooks website.

Career Options

This course may lead to senior communications roles or even general management positions.

A vast range of employment opportunities are available to graduates.

Professional positions include:

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Admission requirements

All students must meet UWA’s English language competency requirements.
To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following requirements:


Pathway One


  • A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; and
  • Including the following:
    • A weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the level 3 units of the relevant major; or
    • The equivalent as recognised by the Faculty
Pathway Two


  • A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication, with a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent; or
  • The equivalent as recognised by the Faculty.
Other requirements


  • English language requirement: IELTS minimum of 6.5 overall with individual items no less than 6.0.

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