Master of Media Practice

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

Amid the media industry’s unprecedented state of flux, media practitioners are increasingly expected to operate across platforms, generating content for increasingly fragmented and global audiences. The Master of Media Practice prepares you for entry into this dynamic industry through core units in media writing, media liaison, broadcast and online journalism, ethical and legal issues in the media, and international media practice.

Offering a rare mix of media production, media relations, cultural studies and digital cultures units of study, our program will train you with the knowledge, understanding and expertise to become an innovator in rapidly transforming media industries.

Our graduates are equipped with multi-purpose and highly developed skills in written and spoken communication, as well as production capabilities in print, broadcast and online media. You will also develop a sophisticated understanding of media industries, audiences and global media environments and have the opportunity to develop an understanding of digital cultures, internet governance and new media publishing.

The Master of Media Practice is aimed at students who wish to embark upon, or already occupy, career positions in media or in other organisations where an in-depth understanding of media and communications industry practices would enhance their professional prospects.

Career readiness is offered for all aspects of journalism and communications, particularly content production for print, radio, television, online and convergent media. With a well-regarded internship program and a valuable alumni social network, you will leave this program with both the skills and professional connections that count towards building your media career.

Please note: The units of study listed below are subject to change and are to be used as a guide only.

Course outline

For an up-to-date list of units of study for this degree, please refer to the online postgraduate handbook.

Study plan


The Master of Media Practice requires the satisfactory completion of :

(a) a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study; and

(b) a maximum of 42 credit points from elective units of study. With the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 12 credit points of elective units can be taken from units of study outside those listed in the Media Practice subject area of the Postgraduate Unit of Study Table, including a maximum of 6 credit points from units of study offered by other faculties.

(c) at least 6 credit points of capstone units of study.

Embedded courses

Further course information

Capstone experience

The Master’s degree offers a choice of professional and research tracks through its capstone options: the internship and professional practice units provide the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and engage with industry prior to graduation; and the dissertation units provide research and methods training in order to complete a 12,000 word dissertation, counting towards eligibility to enrol in higher degree research.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

The Master of Media Practice equips students with the skills and knowledge for a career in all aspects of journalism, particularly, content production for print, radio, television, online and convergent media.

Career opportunities exist for all aspects of journalism, particularly content production for print, radio, television and online and convergent media.

Further study

Graduates of the Master of Media Practice who have completed a dissertation with a meritorious grade are eligible to pursue a higher degree by research in their chosen subject area.

Admission

Admission requirements

Admission to candidature for the Master of Media Practice requires:

(a) a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit (65%) average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Australian citizens, permanent residents, New Zealand citizens, and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, apply through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - click on the 'Apply now' icon on this page to proceed with your application.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply:

(i) directly to the University via the International Office. Further information on applications and English language requirements and support services for international students is available on the International Office website; or

(ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

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Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

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International students

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Additional incidental fees and health insurance

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Potential for inaccuracy

Potential for inaccuracy not available for Master of Media Practice.