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Postgraduate course information

Applications

Applicants need to lodge an application through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or make a direct application at the UTS: Communication postgraduate information evening.

Postgraduate coursework

The School of Communication offers graduate coursework programs in:

# There is a portfolio requirement for admission into some of these courses.

Within each program, courses may be offered at the level of graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master's degree.

Most programs are articulated so that students can progress through the program at their own pace and more effectively meet their individual study and development needs. This also allows students to enter the program at a point appropriate to their qualifications and experience.

The graduate programs are normally structured as follows:

  • master's degrees: 72 credit points
  • graduate diplomas: 48 credit points
  • graduate certificates: 24 credit points

Students who successfully complete the graduate certificate or graduate diploma and who are admitted to a more advanced-level course in the program are eligible for recognition of prior learning in the more advanced course for completed subjects.

All graduate courses are fee-paying courses.

Session load

  • Full-time study is usually undertaken at the normal load of 24 credit points a session.
  • Part-time study is usually undertaken at the normal rate of 8 or 16 credit points a session.

Subject availability

Subjects in the graduate programs are normally offered every session or every year. Classes proceed in a given session only when there is sufficient demand. UTS: Communication reserves the right to cancel a class or a subject if it is not viable.

Electives

Students may select subjects beyond the lists of elective subjects for particular courses with the approval of their discipline coordinator.

Not all subjects are available every session.

Timetables

The UTS Timetable Planner enables current and future UTS students to view subject timetables.

Progression rules

Students should refer to the UTS Student Rules on academic progression to find out more information on rules about minimum rate of progress, maximum time to complete course requirements, repeated failure in a subject, academic caution and appeals.

Postgraduate research

The Faculty's postgraduate research degrees encourage both disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, and focus on developing research capabilities relevant to academic and professional careers.

Postgraduate research students at UTS belong to a vibrant research community working with leading academics in their area of study. Students come from a variety of professional communities and academic backgrounds, are encouraged to be active members of the faculty's research groups, and are integral to the success the faculty's research activities and profile.

Applicants need to source two supervisors in the School of Communication who agree to oversee their project to completion.

How to apply

Applications for research degrees should be made through UTS: Graduate Research School.