Media and Communications

Overview

This dynamic program offers students a critical understanding of this fast changing area. Close links with media professionals enable students to develop the blend of conceptual and practical skills required for successful careers in media and other industries.

Media and Communications at The University of Melbourne is recognized as Australia's leading program in the field, and is ranked 22nd worldwide (2014 QS World University Rankings).

We offer a comprehensive program from undergraduate to PhD. The Media and Communications major is a popular part of the Bachelor of Arts and trains a new generation of professionals specializing in media and communications in the context of digital platforms and global society.

The Master of Global Media Communication offers a distinctive blend of critical theory and media-relevant practice, including industry-based internships, to equip students with higher-level conceptual and professional skills.

PhD students come to The University of Melbourne from across the world to work with internationally recognized experts and undertake supervised research within a vibrant and collegial research community.

Students at all levels can undertake international exchange drawing on the Program's global partner networks.

Our students...will take on leadership roles in industry and not just that. They will drive the huge transformation happening right now. So we need to train them in many different ways. We need to train them in critical thinking, we need to train them in strategic development, we need to train them for working in organisations... Assoc. Professor Ingrid Volkmer, Media and Communications