Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Media Studies and Web Communication (Double Major) (Part-Time)

Provided by Kaplan Singapore

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Awarded by Murdoch University


Course introduction

Introduction


As one of Australia’s leading universities, Murdoch University is a progressive, dynamic and modern institution with an international reputation for quality teaching excellence, research and student satisfaction.

Rankings
• Ranked in the World’s Top 100 Universities under 50 years old
(Times Higher Education Young University 2017 – Top 200 global universities under 50 years old)
• Ranked in the Top 100 Best Universities in the Asia-Pacific region
(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017)
• Ranked in the World’s Top 100 Most International Universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016 – Top 200 Most International Universities)

Graduation and Degree
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies and Web Communications (Double Major) from Murdoch University. The degree will be the same as that awarded to on-campus graduates in Australia.
 



Curriculum Overview


Programme Structure


Students have the option to enrol in either single or double majors.

CORE UNITS

Communication & Media Studies

 CMS203  Audiences, Users and Participants
 CMS306  Critical Topics in Communication and Media Studies
 CMS305  Media Governance and the Public Sphere
 CMS304  Communicating Global Issues
 CMS201  Screen: Small. Medium and Large
 CMS202  Old Media, New Media

Web Communication
 
 CMS201  Screen: Small, Medium and Large*
 WEB278  Web Strategy
 WEB263  Web Design
 WEB303  Business of Freelancing
 WEB301  Web Communication Project
 WEB302  Web Metrics

*Units common to both majors need to be taken only once. Students may be required to complete one general elective.

Students are required to complete the following common units :
 
BAR200  Developing Research Skills and Methods
BAR300  Advanced Research in the Arts
BRD209  Creativity and Innovation
BRD251  Wellbeing

Polytechnic holders may opt for the single major Bachelor of Arts in  Communication and Media Studies programme which consists of 12 units.



Entry Requirements


Students with Polytechnic Diplomas, Kaplan Diplomas and Murdoch University-recognised Private Diplomas will be given 8 exemptions and gain entry to Year 2 of the programme. They can complete the course in 16 months instead of 28 months.

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies and Web Communications (Double Major) accepts a wide range of qualifications with advanced standing:

These include:
•Polytechnic Diploma
•Advanced Diploma
•Kaplan Diploma
•Private Diploma will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
•ACCA

Applicants admitted to the Bachelor of Business programme may be required to undertake bridging units to fulfil the required prerequisite knowledge. The final decision rests with Murdoch University.

Successful completion of a recognised approved Diploma qualification of higher, where the language of instruction was English.

English requirement for International students:
•Applicants are required to meet Murdoch University English language requirement. Please refer to http://www.murdoch.edu.au/_document/International-students/Murdoch_English_Entry_Requirements_Undergraduate.pdf



Duration & Intake


Programme Duration


Delivery Method

Students will attend a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in this programme. Students have the flexibility to plan their study schedule and attend classes once or twice a week depending on their study load. Classes are conducted on weekday evenings or weekends to suit the busy schedules of students enrolled in this programme. Each unit is supported with 24 contact hours. The Dean from Murdoch University is based in Singapore to oversee all academic aspects and ensure a high standard of academic delivery here.

Assessment Methods

Each unit is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, project or examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.



Fees & Funding


Tuition Fees

The tuition fee covers university registration, study guides, textbooks, intensive seminars and workshops, assignments, examination (if applicable), projects, degree (if earned) and transcript.

- Programme fee:

  • S$18,489.60 (Single Major*) payable in 4 instalments
  • S$24,652.80 (Double Major) payable in 4 instalments
- Receive S$400 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our degree programme. T&Cs apply

Education Loan

Education loans are available, subject to meeting the bank's loan requirements. 

Non-tuition Fees

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
  • Application fee: S$181.90
All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subject to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 22 September 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.

 

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