Master of Science by Coursework

Communication (Full Time)

Admission Requirements


A minimum of a Lower Second Class Honours Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, recognised by the Senate of UTB.


At least a credit or equivalent in English Language GCE Ordinary Level or an IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL minimum overall score of 550 or its equivalent. The English Language requirements may be waived where qualifying studies in Higher Education were in the medium of English Language.  Where candidates completed their higher education more than 2 years prior to their current application they will need to show that they have continued to study or work in the medium of English.

This programme aims to provide in-depth communication skills and knowledge across related multidisciplinary areas. Emphasis will be on development of effective and pragmatic professional and technical communication in professional institutions and business organisations. The programme will focus on higher level skills in interpreting and analysing communication and interaction in professional situations to allow progress and development in careers that suit Brunei and global contexts and perspectives. The modules incorporate various analytical methods, creative and critical thinking skills, problem-solving, research skills, communication development techniques, and writing strategies for branding purposes.

Programme Length: 1 Year (2 Semesters)

Semester 1

  • Research Methodology
  • Research Communication
  • Psychology in Communication
  • Performative Communication
  • Strategic Speech

Semester 2A

  • Strategic Corporate Writing
  • Culture and Communication
  • Communication Trends and Transitions in Digital Society
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation
  • Advanced Public Relations: Perspectives and Applications


Semester 2B

  • Research Project: Master’s Dissertation