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Master of Media and Communications (MMC) Degree

The Master of Media and Communications is for graduates and professionals who want to develop their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the media and communications sector.

The program is designed in the context of an increasing trend towards media professionals working independently, or as part of a multi-disciplinary team, for a range of clients. While emphasis is placed on working environments in the UAE and greater Middle East region, the theories and skills are applicable around the world in developed as well as emerging markets. 

18 - 24 months

Spring - February
Summer - June
Autumn - September

Fees per subject
AED 8,967
USD 2,443
(VAT 5% inclusive)


Career Opportunities

The University of Wollongong in Dubai Master of Media and Communications program is relevant to a range of professional disciplines related to media. Students and graduates of the MMC programs typically work as:

  • Journalists
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Corporate Communications Executives
  • Filmmakers
  • Researchers
  • Writers
  • Academics

Globally accredited, internationally relevant

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and is fully recognised within the UAE and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors.

In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW Australia degree after completion.

Program Duration

There are two entry levels to the Master of Media and Communications. If you have completed a three year undergraduate degree program, or a four year program without a research component, you will enter the MMC program at the foundation level. This will involve completing two extra subjects, decided in consultation with the Faculty.

Once you have completed the extra subjects, or if you have completed a four year degree that included a research component, you will enter on to the main program, The main program involves a total of 10 subjects, including five core subjects of six credit points each, three electives of six credit points each and a thesis which carries the weighting of 12 credit points.   Students may take a maximum of two subjects per semester. At this rate, students are able to complete the degree program in five semesters (for Academic Calendar, see links below). Each subject requires one evening of attendance per week for 13 weeks. Classes are held 6:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday - Thursday.

Program Structure

The following five subjects form the core of the MMC program:

5 Core Subjects: total 30 credit points

Subject Code Subject Title
MMC 910 Journalism and Society
MMC 911 Newswriting Fundamentals
MMC 912 Legal and Ethical Issues
MMC 913 Introduction to Convergence Journalism
MMC 901 Data Journalism: Research and Visualisation

Electives: 18 credit points

You will select three elective subjects from the below:

Subject Code Subject Title
MMC 925 International Journalism
MMC 923 TV Journalism
MMC 926 Film and Cinema Studies
MMC 927 Media Management
MMC 928 Marketing Media
MMC 915 Design and Desktop Publishing
MMC 900 Internship or Professional Portfolio

Final Project: 12 credit points

Subject Code Subject Title
MMC 936 Thesis in Media and Communications or Major Project and an elective

Students who do not wish to take MMC936 - Thesis in their degree program can opt to enrol in MMC937- Major Project along with an additional elective.


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