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Field of Study

Communication for Social Change

Master of Communication

Study Communication for Social Change at the only Australian university to offer this emerging field of study.

This field of study provides an in-depth understanding of communication for social change theory and practice. You'll explore the different ways in which communication can be leveraged to bring about change in attitudes, behaviour and knowledge in individuals and communities. You'll analyse the ways participation can make a difference in the planning, implementation and evaluation of development processes, the key role played by culture in social change, and contemporary uses of community media and information and communications technologies in the facilitation of change. Importantly, you'll strengthen critical skills, develop capacities for work in the state, inter-governmental and NGO sectors, and build research excellence.

Highlights

1 in Australia for social sciences and humanities

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2020

1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • International aid officer
  • Community development manager
  • Health promotion manager
  • Corporate change consultant
  • Communication and engagement officer
  • International communications consultant

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Overseas study
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Communication for Social Change
  • Communication and Social Movements
  • Participatory Development Communication
  • Community Informatics

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