International communication

International communication

About International Communication

As a discipline, International Communication incorporates a range of study areas with an emphasis on the flow of information and ideas around the world. It covers issues around the international communication industry and global media including convergent technologies. In studying International Communication, students gain an informed, global, cross-cultural perspective of the world, develop written and verbal communication skills that are valued by employers in any industry, and the ability to analyse the debates and practices related to communication in a variety of contexts that cross national and linguistic boundaries.

What International Communication includes

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MMCCS offers a range of International Communication units focused on theory, many of which also have practical and creative components. Areas covered include intercultural communication, international television, international public relations, public diplomacy, writing for international business and finance, international media policy, communication for social change, and global power and justice.

Ways to study International Communication

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International Communication can be studied as a major in a qualifying degree, as a minor, or as elective units of study.

Undergraduate degrees focusing on International Communication include:

Bachelor of Arts with a major in International Communication
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Media, Culture and Communication
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Public Relations and Social Media

Postgraduate degrees focusing on International Communication include:

Master of International Communication

International Communication can also be studied as a postgraduate research degree (PhD and MRes). For more information on higher degree research, visit Macquarie's Research Degrees website.


For complete information on staff research, visit the MMCCS Staff page.

Students studying International Communication are taught by international staff who bring a broad range of disciplinary and professional perspectives and diverse cultural experiences to their teaching. They are active researchers who are involved in diverse aspects of International Communication study, including soft power, public diplomacy, intercultural communication, intercultural competence, development communication, communication for social change, participatory media, climate change communication, the media and identity, as well as studies of international television, radio and music.

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