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Summary
Master of Arts Specialisation Corporate Communication (MARA)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 12 units

Duration
  • 1.5 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Become a skilled public relations practitioner

Strengthen your career prospects as a skilled public relations practitioner in the areas of strategic corporate and organisational communication, crisis management and community consultation with USQ’s Master of Arts (Corporate Communication). Your research will allow you focus on a major corporate communications project which will be a great addition to your portfolio. 

You will graduate with a greater variety in opportunities to further pursue your public relations career in areas such as public and private industry, corporate communications, management and teaching.

Other specialisations for the Master of Arts: Creative Arts, Editing and Publishing and Humanities and Communication.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
plus 2 x dissertation courses 4
Total 12
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying AUD 18240

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • 3-year bachelor degree such as Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Creative Arts, or other approved award at USQ or another accredited tertiary institution, with a minimum GPA of 5.0

       or

  • Completed USQ's Postgraduate Certificate in Business and have a minimum of 2 years full-time (or 4 years part-time) industry/professional work experience.

 

Students intending to undertake research or project work should note that selection of any research topic is subject to the availability of an appropriate supervisor and students must accept faculty guidance in their selection.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018. 

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.