Master of Publishing and Communications

1 - 2 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 061634E

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Course Description


Join and contribute to an industry that's successfully orienting itself around the challenge of digital media. Though the Master of Publishing and Communications you can discover new business models and an expanded digital footprint in areas such as eBooks and apps.

This program successfully anticipated the developments in the publishing industry and incorporates a digitally focused and internationally oriented curriculum closely connected to the latest publishing practices.

The Master of Publishing and Communications furnishes you with the transferable skills you need to build your publishing career, including editorial, marketing, copywriting, commissioning, business and production skills for print and digital media.

Who is it for? 

If you want to develop a contemporary understanding of publishing practices and technologies, as well as how to apply your knowledge, the Master of Publishing and Communications solves these problems through hands-on subjects in editing, production, marketing, new media and business communications. You can acquire advanced skills in editing, researching, writing and thinking critically about challenges facing the publishing and communications industries. Build a detailed and practical knowledge of effective communications strategies in business and professional contexts. And apply your skills and knowledge through an optional internship placement.

Where will it take me?

On graduation from the Master of Publishing and Communications, you will be ready for work in professional fields including:

  • Book and magazine publishing
  • Editing
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Online media
  • Professional communications
  • Technical writing and editing

Graduates have also gone on to work in global organisations including:

  • Cambridge University Press
  • Hardie Grant
  • Dorling Kindersley
  • Lonely Planet
  • The Monthly
  • Scribe Publishing
  • Text Publishing
  • Penguin Random House

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Application deadlines

  • 31 October 2019 for Semester 1 2020 intake
    Please note: later applications for some courses may be accepted through until 31 December 2019
  • 31 March 2020 for Semester 2, 2020 intake
    Please note: later applications for some courses may be accepted through until 31 May 2020
  • Scholarship deadlines 

In applying past the deadline, students should take into account student visa deadlines.

 International applicants can apply up to one year in advance of their studies. That is, if a student would like to commence in Semester 1, they can apply from Semester 1 of the previous year

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Please note: If you wish to be considered for a scholarship or bursary at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences you must submit an application to a GSHSS degree by 31 Oct for Semester 1 and 31 March for Semester 2.

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