University of Wollongong in Dubai Master of Media and Communications (MMC) University of Wollongong in Dubai

At UOWD, the Master of Media and Communications (MMC) 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 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.

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and is fully recognised 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.

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.

Content / Syllabus

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.

Who should take this course?

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.

Eligibility / Requirements

An accredited Bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement for this program

Career path / Jobs and salary

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 and Academics.

UOWD was established in the United Arab Emirates in 1993 by one of the world's top ranking universities, the University of Wollongong in Australia. Originally known as the Institute for Australian Studies, UOWD is a vibrant, dynamic and diverse institution, retaining a strong Australian heritage. Over the past 20 years we have established an outstanding record for educating highly employable graduates and gained an international reputation for the quality of our educational practices.

With over 3,500 students from 105 countries being taught by academics from more than 35 countries, UOWD offers the best traditions of western education in a truly multicultural learning environment.

Academic Excellence

UOWD 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, they are active contributors to the burgeoning knowledge economy of the UAE.

Their student-centred approach to learning ensures that our graduates go out into the world armed with much more than technical knowledge and an outstanding educational experience. They also have professional skills in research, analysis, entrepreneurship, problem-solving and communication. This sets them apart from their peers across other institutions and explains why so many of our graduates now have senior, responsible and exciting positions in a range of prestigious organisations, both in the UAE and around the world.

By choosing a program at UOWD one will be making an outstanding investment in their future as we strive for even more exciting learning opportunities for our students.

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