Master of Media Practice

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

The Master of Media Practice will enhance and strengthen your written and spoken communication skills as well as production abilities in print, broadcast and online media. Develop a sophisticated understanding of the media, audiences and global media environments to stay relevant in an ever-changing and dynamic industry.

Why study with us?
The Master of Media Practice at Sydney focuses on media content production in an increasingly global context. You will gain critical knowledge and skills in writing for media, media liaison, broadcast and online journalism, ethical and legal issues in the media, and international media practice.

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Media Practice provide shorter avenues for you to update and extend your professional skills, or to explore new career directions.

Course outline

Study plan

Candidates for the Master of Media Practice are required to complete 72 credit points including:
(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 can be taken as elective units 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

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

Postgraduate Table of Units of Study for Media Practice Subject Area.

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

This course provides opportunities in all areas of journalism, particularly content production for print, radio, television, online and convergent media. Graduates have established careers in prominent national and international media organisations.

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

Entry in the 1 year or 1.5 year degree program is determined by the criteria below:

1. Admission to candidature for the Master of Media Practice (1.5 years full-time) requires:

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


2. Admission to candidature for the Master of Media Practice (1 year full-time) requires:

(a) completion of the embedded Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Media Practice with a minimum credit (65 percent) average, or an equivalent qualification or

(b) an Honours degree in a relevant discipline or

(c) relevant professional work experience and a bachelor’s degree with a minimum credit (65 percent) average or an equivalent qualification

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the Online Application portal. Visit the How to Apply page for more information.

When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page.

International students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the Online Application portal. Visit the How to Apply page for more information.

When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page.

If you would like to apply through a University approved agent, visit Agents and Representatives.

Important Fee Information

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students

The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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