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Introducing Communication Studies

Postgraduate | GRF-COM110 | 2024

Break down mass communication media practices in Australia and Europe. Immerse yourself in long-standing communication research traditions.Piece together the fragmented state of mass communication media and highlight the diversity of audiences

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

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Introducing Communication Studies

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject you will:

    1. be familiar with interdisciplinary Communication Studies, its main research traditions and their key concerns, concepts, themes, and issues
    2. have a comprehensive understanding of the historical, social, policy and political contexts of mass communications media
    3. recognise the differentiated nature of mass communications media and the agency and diversity of their audiences or users
    4. be better prepared to produce effective communicative texts
    5. have acquired knowledge and analytical skills that can help you exercise responsible and adaptable leadership in your commsubjecties and workplaces
    6. be able to evaluate and contextualise key issues in the communications and creative industries: knowledge and skills that underpin current communication practices.

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


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

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • GRF-COMM110 (Not currently available)

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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