Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

300542 v.2 Master of Science (Human Communication Science)


Course CRICOS Code: 042188B
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years


This research-based higher degree develops research skills and advances knowledge in the discipline.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A relevant degree with a semester weighted average (SWA) of 70 per cent or better or an equivalent qualification. Applicants with a SWA of less than 70 per cent will be required to undertake appropriate bridging units. Selection will be based on academic performance, the potential to undertake research, professional references and an interview. International applicants will be required to meet similar entry criteria.

Duration and Availability

This research course is of two years full-time or equivalent part-time study. Applicants with a postgraduate diploma, relevant honours degree or equivalent qualifications and experience may be eligible for direct entry to the second year of the course.

Course Organisation

This course is studied as a research degree. The content of the degree should be determined in consultation with the Postgraduate Coordinator, School of Psychology. Students without prior studies in research methods and statistical data analysis will be required to undertake relevant preparatory units. This will 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 only one-third by coursework.

Course Structure



Majors, Streams or Other Core Components

99059 v.3   Masters Thesis - Human Communication Science


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Research Term 1   Y      
2006 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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