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Communication Research Skills

Postgraduate | GRF-COM190 | 2024

Maximise your effectiveness as a researcher by adding new skills and strategies to your toolkit. Utilise information resources. Learn how to structure effective study plans. Draw on research methodologies including semiotic and content analysis.

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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
4 Mar 2024

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Communication Research Skills

About this subject

  •  At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. use library and other information resources effectively
    2. work efficiently and confidently in the postgraduate communications program
    3. read, comprehend and write in key academic and other writing formats
    4. conduct semiotic analyses of how texts signify meanings and how users interpret them
    5. choose and use appropriate techniques of content analysis for specific research tasks
    6. understand and use quantitative and qualitative methods to research communications texts, formats, practices, and users/audiences.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • GRF-MCM-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Communication


  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2024 - Postgraduate Single Subjects
  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Graduate Certificate in Communication

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Postgraduate Single Subjects

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