Master of Communication
This programme explores the nature and functions of communication with a focus on the knowledge and skills required to excel in the fields of communication and media in today’s society. It includes practical input from industry professionals and in-depth analysis of case studies and key issues in the constantly changing media landscape. Students will discover, discuss and examine how communication and the media environment affect our economic growth, political scene, law and policy trends, and cultural and social systems.
Graduates of this programme will have the competencies necessary to tackle contemporary communication issues and enjoy a competitive advantage in the workplace.
What will you gain from Master of Communication?
1. Focus on Media and Communication Aspects
• Cultivate communication-minded graduates through exposure to corporate communication strategy, organisational communication practice and media management modules.
2. Contemporary Theories and Approaches
• Exposure to contemporary approaches to communication such as Reputation Management, Issues in New Media, International and Cross-Cultural Communication and Advanced Psychology for Communication.
• Covers current issues of concern and the latest trends in the industry through a range of activities, such as research works, speaker series and conferences by international researchers and industry experts within the field of communication.
3. Strategic Communications
• The curriculum provides an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of media and communications. Emphasis is placed on decision-making abilities in strategic roles, specifically abilities to analyse, develop and execute effective strategies for business operations.
• Develop skilled graduates who can identify research methods appropriate to communication and media, and apply this knowledge to practical problems arising in communications and media industries.
4. Two Study Options
The Masters in Communication programme takes two forms:
(a) Coursework mode caters to those who prefer coursework over in-depth research study.
(b) Mixed mode is ideal for students who have basic research knowledge, enjoy conducting in-depth research and aspire to be academics and/or pursue advanced doctoral studies in the future.
Who should apply?
This programme is ideal for professionals who are currently employed or seeking employment in the fields of communication and media, recent graduates of undergraduate communication programmes and those interested to pursue a new communication- and media-related career path.
- A recognised Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA 2.50 OR
- All Bachelor’s degree with a 2.00 ≤ CGPA ≤ 2.50, recognised by the Malaysian or National Government, AND a minimum of 5 years related work experience
- A recognised Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA 2.75 OR
- A recognised Bachelor’s degree below CGPA 2.75 but above CGPA 2.50, can be accepted subject to undertaking a written communication assessment and passing two pre-requisite modules – Introduction to Mass Communication and Communication Theory OR
- A recognised Bachelor’s degree below CGPA 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field
- All other qualifications equivalent to the standard above would require Taylor’s University Senate approval.
English Requirements: You must include supporting evidence of your English language proficiency if your first language is not English, or if your undergraduate degree was not taught entirely in the English language. The supporting evidence can be fulfilled in one of the base of the following form on the approved English requirement by Taylor’s University Senate.
- International English Language Test (IELTS)
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
- Taylor’s Intensive English Programme
- Taylor’s English Entrance Test (EET)
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Last updated January 31, 2018