Courses Handbook 2010

301638 v.4 Master of Philosophy (Media and Information)


Course CRICOS Code: 061535G
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years


This research course requires students to spend three months developing and presenting a detailed project plan as part of their candidacy application. The research project, guided by supervisors, involves the submission of a substantial written thesis inaccordance with University regulations. Students must demonstrate high-level skills in individual project management, research techniques, critical thinking and analytical writing, as well as detailed knowledge in a specific project area. Students can select to undertake research in one or more of the following fields: Internet Studies; Journalism; Librarianship and Corporate Information Management; Mass Communication; Media Studies and/or Screen Arts, including Film and Television. Students are encouraged to complete interdisciplinary work relating to areas across and within the broader, converging field of media and information.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

An approved bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second-class honours, or an equivalent qualification as laid down in the University's regulations. Some students may, depending on the nature of prior qualifications, be required to undertake relevant coursework units to assist in course completion with these coursework units taken at course commencement. If not eligible for direct entry, students may undertake study at honours level to qualify for entry.

Duration and Availability

The course is by research and normally requires two years of full-time or equivalent part-time study. The Department of Media and Information is committed to the provision of high-quality research supervision to off-campus students for part or all of their research.

Course Organisation

This course is studied as a research degree. The content of the degree should be determined in consultation with the Faculty's Director of Research and Creative Production. Students may be required to undertake preparatory coursework units that may increase the stated course duration.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Special Note

It is a requirement that two-thirds of this course is undertaken by research and one-third by coursework. Students should not enrol in this research degree to receive a related postgraduate diploma but rather have undertaken it as a requisite for admission.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
99018 v.4   Master Thesis - Media and Information


Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2010 Bentley Campus Research Term 1 Y        
2010 Bentley Campus Research Term 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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