Master of Global Media Communication
The Master of Global Media Communication (MGMC) equips graduates to work in media and communication sectors as well as across a broad range of professional domains, including government, corporate and NGO sectors, in which communication skills and knowledge of media platforms and strategies provide a key competitive advantage.
In the contemporary globalised world, knowledge of the changing landscape of media industries, production pathways, and a critical understanding of social and economic transformations are vital professional attributes.
Students undertaking the course will acquire a deep and critically informed understanding of how media industries, policies, technologies and formats are implicated in contemporary social and economic life. They have the opportunity to build knowledge relating to key areas, such as journalism, public relations and communications advocacy, and skills in audiovisual media production and media writing.
Students can opt to do an industry internship as part of their Masters degree. MGMC students also have the opportunity to undertake a research thesis that can provide a pathway to PhD study. The Master of Global Media Communication:
- Supports knowledge and attributes required for communication professionals in the 21st century
- Equips graduates with an understanding of changing international and global contexts of media communication
- Develops key capacities, including research and communication skills, and informed reflection on practical and ethical challenges facing communication practitioners
- Provides opportunities to build writing and production skills, and gain industry experience through an internship
- Extends research capacities, and can provide a pathway to further graduate study, including PhD research
The Master of Global Media Communication is available as a 200-point, 150-point or 100- point program and can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis.
Subject details for MC-GMCOM (D13-AA) Master of Global Media Communication
This program prepares graduates for careers in print, broadcasting and online journalism, public relations, media writing and editing, media consultancy, corporate and government communications, public advocacy, media and cultural policy, cultural industries, and media research.
Media Advisor and Master of Global Media Communication student
"I decided to study my Masters in Global Media Communication at Melbourne University because I felt the program offered a great mix of vocational and theoretical subjects. The emphasis on global communication has been particularly interesting and the program is already opening doors for me. This semester I have been awarded an internship with the United Nations, New York, which is a fantastic opportunity and will no doubt help to further my career in the future."
Watch a video of Master of Global Media Communication student Akina speaking about studying at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences.