Master of Media and Communications


Program Description

The Master of Media and Communications is for graduates and professionals who want to develop their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the media and communications sector.


The program is designed in the context of an increasing trend towards media professionals working independently, or as part of a multi-disciplinary team, for a range of clients. While the emphasis is placed on working environments in the UAE and greater Middle East region, the theories and skills are applicable around the world in developed as well as emerging markets.


18 - 24 months

Spring - February
Summer - June
Autumn - September

Tuition Fees
AED 8,967
USD 2,443
(VAT 5% inclusive)

Career Opportunities

The University of Wollongong in Dubai Master of Media and Communications program is relevant to a range of professional disciplines related to media. Students and graduates of the MMC programs typically work as:

  • Journalists
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Corporate Communications Executives
  • Filmmakers
  • Researchers
  • Writers
  • Academics

Accreditation and Recognition

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and is fully recognized within the UAE and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors.

In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW Australia degree after completion.

Program Duration

There are two entry levels to the Master of Media and Communications. If you have completed a three-year undergraduate degree program or a four-year program without a research component, you will enter the MMC program at the foundation level. This will involve completing two extra subjects, decided in consultation with the Faculty.

Once you have completed the extra subjects, or if you have completed a four year degree that included a research component, you will enter on to the main program, The main program involves a total of 10 subjects, including five core subjects of six credit points each, three electives of six credit points each and a thesis which carries the weighting of 12 credit points. Students may take a maximum of two subjects per semester. At this rate, students are able to complete the degree program in five semesters (for Academic Calendar, see links below). Each subject requires one evening of attendance per week for 13 weeks. Classes are held 6:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday - Thursday.


Program Structure

The following five subjects form the core of the MMC program:

Core Subjects (30cp)

  • MMC 940 Transmedia Storytelling
  • MMC 941 Global Mediascape
  • MMC 942 Emerging Digital Tools and Practices
  • MMC 943 Social Media and Network Culture
  • MMC 949 Research Methods

Electives (18cp): Choose any 3 subjects from the list provided below

  • MMC 900 Internship
  • MMC 927 Media Management
  • MMC 901 Data Visualization and Research
  • MMC 928 Marketing Media
  • MMC 926 Global Cinema Studies
  • MARK901 Digital Marketing
  • MARK920 Social Marketing
  • MARK940 Marketing Communications
  • MARK980 Strategic Brand Management
  • MGNT942 Insights into Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • MGNT978 Cross-Cultural Management

Research Project/Thesis (12cp)

  • MMC 936 or MMC 937 Thesis or Major Integrated Project
Last updated Jul 2019

About the School

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We have combined the academic excellence of Australia’s 12th highest ranking university with the culture and excitement of the cosmopolitan city of Dubai, to provide a dynamic, stimulating and rewarding environment for students, research practitioners and business professionals alike. At the same time, we are active contributors to the burgeoning knowledge economy of the UAE. Read less