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Media and Communication (Social Media), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Melbourne, Australia
The Bachelor of Media and Communication (Social Media) from the Swinburne University of Technology  is designed to prepare students for a career in the media, communications and multimedia industries.   
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Overview

Students learn about how the media is evolving through an examination of issues such as ownership, control of the media and the impact of new media technologies on society. 

The Bachelor of Media and Communication (Social Media) from the Swinburne University of Technology course links theoretical and practical knowledge and skills needed to operate effectively in diverse settings in industry.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Media and Communication, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge, conceptual understanding, technical skills and expertise in the broad field of media and communication
  • formulate arguments that draw on and critique the differences between relevant theories and evidence as they pertain to the field of media and communication
  • exercise initiative and judgment in planning, problem-solving and decision-making in professional practice and/or scholarship, individually and in collaboration with others
  • demonstrate critical analysis, creativity and problem-solving in relation to a range of media and communication activities and processes
  • recognise and reflect on social, cultural, legal and ethical issues relating to media and communication industries in local and international contexts
  • apply a broad understanding of an audience through interpreting and communicating ideas, problems and arguments in a range of media and communication contexts and formats, using the English language
  • reflect critically on their performance and/or scholarship and use this to improve their own creative and productive outcomes
  • apply research methodology relevant to the field of media and communication.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description

      Part-time available for domestic students

  • Credits
    300 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Innovation Cultures: Perspectives on Science and Technology 
  • Netvvorked Selves 
  • Digital Communities 
  • The Media in Australia 
  • Sports/Advertising/Media 
  • Media end Communications Project   
  • Researching Social Media Publics 
  • Media Analytics end Visualisation 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    75

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

CRICOS code- 088390J

  • Swinburne offers English language courses that can help you meet the minimum English language requirement for study. On successful completion of English for Academic Purposes at Swinburne, you may be granted direct entry to your chosen degree, diploma or certificate provided you also meet other (academic) entry requirements.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    29400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29400 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6566 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6566 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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National fee is Commonwealth supported

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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