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Strategic Communication

Develop the professional skills, knowledge and tools to communicate across settings as diverse as the sciences, creative industries and politics.

From our unique location in Tasmania, you’ll build advanced analytical skills, professional media-making expertise, and a network of peers to help you make a future that matters.

Our postgraduate courses in Strategic Communication have been developed with industry and offer a flexible pathway from your undergraduate study or professional experience.

With four specialisations available, your study experience can be to tailored to meet your personal career aspirations. Many units delivered on-campus are also available online, giving you the flexibility to balance life’s other commitments.

If you have completed a relevant bachelors degree you may be eligible for credit towards completing your postgraduate study in less time. There are also flexible part-time options.

Course Options

Master of Strategic Communication

2 years min, or 5 years max*
Hobart CRICOS 0100441

View course details Master of Strategic Communication

Graduate Diploma of Strategic Communication

1 year min, 3 years max*
Hobart CRICOS 0100440

View course details Graduate Diploma of Strategic Communication

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication

0.5 year min, 2 years max*
Hobart CRICOS 0100439

View course details Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication

*Subject to international student visa conditions if applicable.

The Media School’s state-of-the art campus places you in the heart of Hobart’s cultural, scientific and civic centre.

Engage with industry standard equipment and skilled technicians to build your portfolio.

Undertake an internship with our industry partners to gain work-place experience and credit towards your postgraduate course.

Course breakdown


Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication

Completion of the Graduate Certificate of Strategic Communication requires 50 credit points of core units.


Graduate Diploma of Strategic Communication

Completion of the Graduate Diploma of Strategic Communication requires 100 credit points comprising:

  • 87.5 credit points of Core units
  • 12.5 credit points of Elective units


Master of Strategic Communication

The Master of Strategic Communication requires the completion of 200 credit points comprising:

  • 100 credit points of Core units
  • a 50 credit point specialisation
  • a 50 credit point  Research project

Career outcomes

Making her mark at Mona

Eleanor Robb discovered a passion for media and film related subjects at university. Combined with a passion for the creative arts, she landed her dream job at Mona.

Read more about Eleanor

Careers requiring media and communication expertise are growing fast, with employers demanding advanced analytical, strategic and production skills. These are some of the top careers projected to grow in the next five years, along with the top industry growth within communications.

*National Skills Commission five year projections from November 2021 to November 2026.

Marketing and Advertising Industry


Projected future growth to 2026*

Advertising and Marketing professionals


Projected job growth to 2026*

Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers


Projected job growth to 2026*

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses. You'll find the requirements on our individual course pages. These can be accessed from Course Options, which is located at the top of this page.

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you're not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition of Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.