Master of Communications and Media Studies

KPT/JPT (R/321/7/0015) 03/21 - MQA/SWA0177

This coursework and media degree addresses the needs of people working, or aspiring to work, in the communications and media industry. It looks at the history, development and reception of traditional and new media around the world and the changes in content delivery, policy and technology that have taken place in recent years.

The program’s curriculum is both theoretically and practically grounded.

Students complete either four or five units by coursework and also undertake a minor or major research project.

Areas of study

Students undertaking the program will learn contemporary skills necessary for the participation in and management of sophisticated communicative processes in regional, urban, national and international contexts. These include critical thinking, cultural sensitivity, advanced reading and communication skills (both written and verbal), and high-level analytical skills. More widely, the degree aims to develop skills in communications and media research. This methodological training will enable students to participate in relevant research-based study and equip them with an edge for today’s competitive workplaces.

Areas of study include:

  • communications theories and practices
  • communication research methods
  • contemporary issues in Asia
  • global digital media
  • celebrity, fashion and publicity.

Course structure

The Monash University Handbook has detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Master of Communications and Media Studies.

Entry requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.

To apply for the Master of Communications and Media Studies, you must have completed at least one of the following:

  • a bachelor’s degree with at least a credit average in the final year, or
  • a bachelor’s pass degree with demonstrable professional experience (minimum of two years) at management level in a relevant area (these applicants will need to supply a CV, a 1000-word statement and the names of two professional referees), or
  • a graduate diploma with credit (or above) average. Those with an honours degree or a graduate diploma in a relevant area can apply for an advanced entry point.


The Master of Communications and Media Studies degree can be undertaken over 18 months of full-time or 36 months of part-time study.



In 2018, full tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM47,700 for Malaysian students
  • RM52,470 for international students.

Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200

Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100

Visa application fee for new international student

  • Indonesia - RM 3,360
  • Other countries - RM 2,380

Intake periods

There is one intake period in February each year for the Master of Communications and Media Studies at Monash University Malaysia.

More information

Contact the School of Arts and Social Sciences for more information about the Master of Communications and Media Studies, including details about how to apply, industry links and teaching staff.