Postgraduate coursework

By studying humanities and social sciences you will learn to think differently and use your understanding to shape the future you want for yourself and your world, whatever career you pursue. Take the opportunity to explore your ideas and find your passion and purpose.

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Programs available 


Gain highly valued communication skills and specialist knowledge to prepare yourself for career success in a range of communication industries.

You can choose one of two fields of study – Communication for Social Change or Strategic Communication.

UQ is the only Australian university to offer study in the emerging field of Communication for Social Change. This field explores the different ways in which communication can be leveraged to bring about change in attitudes, behaviour and knowledge in individuals, organisations and communities. If you already have experience in these areas, the program will make you even more competitive as it complements and capitalises on studies and experience in other disciplines.

Strategic Communication develops your understanding and skill-set in professional communication practice and public relations, including campaign development, digital media strategy, and issues and crisis management. Graduates with a specialisation in Strategic Communication are well-equipped for diverse roles in public relations and marketing communication consultancies, not-for-profit organisations and government bodies, including organisational communication, crisis management, government relations, social media management and political campaigning roles.

Graduate Certificate in Communication

Master of Communication (24 Units)

Master of Communication (32 Units)

Writing, Editing and Publishing

Gain the writing, editing, publishing, design and research skills to build a rewarding career in print or online. In a rapidly changing world, the digitisation of the modern economy has created a raft of new job titles, all of which require expertise in writing and editing – in addition to the jobs that already drive Australia’s dynamic creative industries.

Your lecturers will include award-winning authors and arts industry professionals, as well as an array of guest lecturers with expertise in all aspects of professional writing and publishing. Together, they'll provide you with up-to-date insights and industry knowledge across traditional and new media.

Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing and Publishing

Master of Writing, Editing and Publishing (16 Units)

Master of Writing, Editing and Publishing (24 Units)