Media and Communications

Our program explores Media and Communications across the broad range of the discipline – from professional communication and marketing, to social media, governance, digital life and culture.


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 recognised as one of Australia's leading programs in the field, and is ranked 37th worldwide (2020 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 specialising 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.

Doctor of Philosophy – Arts students come to the University of Melbourne from across the world to work with internationally recognised 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...

Professor Ingrid Volkmer, Media and Communications



Graduate coursework

Graduate research