Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies

KPT/JPT (R/220/6/0012) 01/20 - MQA/SWA0104

Why study the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies?

The Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies degree will help you understand the role of communication in modern society through studying:

  • the application of mass communications theory to the corporate sector
  • the role of culture and social structures in social change
  • global trends and their local impact and contemporary writing practices.

You will take subjects in compulsory areas (Communications, Global studies and Screen studies) as well as a range of elective units from the Faculty of Arts or other faculties. Internships are encouraged.

Areas of study

At Monash University Malaysia, we currently offer the following majors for this course:

  • Communication (core)
  • Global studies (specialisation)
  • Screen studies (specialisation)


The course takes three years of full-time study to complete.

Course structure

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

Career outcomes

Graduates from the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies work in areas such as:

  • journalism
  • publishing
  • editing
  • writing
  • public relations
  • corporate communications
  • marketing
  • advertising
  • multimedia
  • community affairs
  • education and media services
  • television
  • radio.

Entry requirements

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

Entry scores

You will need the following entry scores for the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies:

Pre-university qualifications

A Level GCE 7
Australian Year 12 ATAR 70
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education 18
Indian School Certificate Examination 60%
All India Senior School Certificate 65%
Indonesia SMA3 8
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 25
Kenya, Certificate of Secondary Education 7
Malaysia, STPM 8.33
Malaysia, UEC 6
Malaysia, Matriculation Program 2
Ontario Secondary School Diploma - Grade 12 72.4%
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) (Total score out of 2400) 1540
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) (Total score out of 1600)1120
South Africa, National Senior Certificate (2009 onwards) 32
Sri Lanka A Level 9
Vietnam, High School Diploma 8

Foundation Years

Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2016/2017* 63.75%*
UNIPREP/UNSW Foundation Studies 6.5
University of Melbourne College Trinity Foundation Studies 67%
Sunway Foundation in Arts 60%

*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2016/2017.


There are no formal prerequisites for the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies.



In 2018, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM35,000 for Malaysian students
  • RM38,500 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

Each year, there are three intake periods for the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies. This means that you can start in February, July or October.


Applications for credit can include credit transfer for previous study or recognition of prior learning.

Related courses

More information

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