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.
For an up-to-date list of units of study for this degree, please refer to the online
Further course information
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
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.
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.
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
How to apply
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.
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).
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2016, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2015 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
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
Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2016, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2016, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to 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 fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
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.
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 for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.