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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 the emphasis is placed on working environments in the UAE and the greater Middle East region, the theories and skills are applicable around the world in developed as well as emerging markets. Students will be exposed to the latest changes and developments in mass communication, including social media, digital media and emerging tools, journalism and storytelling. With industry internship programmes and visits to media houses in Dubai and elsewhere, the course proves beneficial in establishing a thorough grounding in the field.

18 - 24 months

Winter - January | Spring - April | Summer - July | Autumn - September

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


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Acting Program Director

Dr Michael L. Mallory

Dr Michael L. Mallory
Assistant Professor
PhD Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought (PACT) European Graduate School, Saas Fee, Switzerland; MA Media and Communication, European Graduate School, Saas Fee, Switzerland; BS Social Science, Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA

Dr Michael believes some of the most meaningful learning happens when students are able to take ownership of their education...

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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 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. To complete this program, it will normally take you five or six semesters (based on 3 mandatory semesters per year where you take 2 subjects). At this rate, the degree can be completed within two years or less. If you take 3 subjects per mandatory semester, you can fast-track your degree and complete the program in four or five semesters (just over a year). Classes are held from 6:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday to Thursday, with occasional Saturday classes. Each subject requires one evening of attendance for 11 weeks.

Program Structure

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

Core Subjects (30cp)

Subject Code Subject Title
MMC 940 Transmedia Storytelling
MMC 941 Global Mediascape
MMC 942 Emerging Digital Tools and Practices
MMC 943 Social Media and Network Culture
MIR 901 Research Methods & Design

Electives (18cp) : Choose any 3 subjects from the list provided below

Subject Code Subject Title
MMC 927 Media Management
MMC 901 Data Visualization and Research
MMC 928 Marketing Media
MMC 926 Global Cinema Studies
MMC 946 Technology, Presence & Perception
Approved electives from the Faculty of Business
MARK901 Digital Marketing
MARK920 Social Marketing
MARK940 Marketing Communications
MARK980 Strategic Brand Management
MGNT942 Insights into Innovation and Entrepreneurship
MGNT978 Cross Cultural Management

Research Project/Thesis (12cp)

Subject Code Subject Title
MMC 936 or MMC 938 Thesis or Major Integrated Project

Recommended Study plan:

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5
MMC 940 MMC 942 MIR 901 Elective MMC936 / MMC938
MMC 941 MMC 943 Elective Elective  

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