Master of Design / Master of Public Relations & Advertising 36 months Postgraduate Program By The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) |Top Universities

Program overview

Main Subject

Art and Design

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

Blended

With the eruption of digital and social media, theres never been a more exciting time to work in the rapidly growing field of strategic communication. The Master of Public Relations & Advertising (MPRA) and Master of Design (MDes) double degree will equip you to think critically and innovatively in developing PR and advertising strategies as well as design and digital media practice.Both degrees merge contemporary theory and academic rigour with creativity, research and practical industry skills, combining design creativity and rigorous research strategies.

Program overview

Main Subject

Art and Design

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

Blended

With the eruption of digital and social media, theres never been a more exciting time to work in the rapidly growing field of strategic communication. The Master of Public Relations & Advertising (MPRA) and Master of Design (MDes) double degree will equip you to think critically and innovatively in developing PR and advertising strategies as well as design and digital media practice.Both degrees merge contemporary theory and academic rigour with creativity, research and practical industry skills, combining design creativity and rigorous research strategies.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

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64+
7+
185+

Depending on the level and nature of your prior qualifications, there are two streams in the Master of Public Relations & Advertising/Design with different entry requirements:

Applicants for the two-year stream (A) are required to have:

  • Honours Bachelor degree or Graduate Diploma in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%^.
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%^, plus one year relevant professional experience.
Applicants for the three-year stream (B) are required to have:

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%^.
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%^, plus one year relevant professional experience.
^Students from a non-211 university in China are now required to have a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW distinction average (75%).

Relevant disciplines include: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Media, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Design, Creative Arts.

Entry score calculator

If you’re uncertain whether you have the equivalent to a UNSW credit average, you can use the UNSW postgraduate entry score calculator to convert and scale other types of grading schemes into a percentage relatable to UNSW entry requirements.

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