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Bachelor of Communication (Honours)

Overview

Develop advanced skills and knowledge in communication theory, research, policy and practice in this interdisciplinary program.

This Honours program is an extra year of study which follows on from the Bachelor of Communication. It is designed to prepare you for a lifetime of creative and critical use of media and communication.

The program is based on a combination of coursework and research in a relevant area of communication. The aim of the program is to round off the learning experiences you gained at an undergraduate level by providing you with opportunities for research and leadership under close supervision. You will research a communication-related issue in-depth and present your findings in the form of a thesis.

The knowledge and skills you will develop are widely valued and can be used in a variety of careers that require strong communication abilities.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
Program Code
2237
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$34208 (indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
Program Code
2237
CRICOS Code
081758E
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Build a comprehensive skill-set of writing, industry engagement, production and critical thinking skills.
  • Write a thesis based on your chosen research area in communication, grounded in knowledge of the theories and previous studies in the field.

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Research Methods & Project Management
  • Topics in Journalism and Communication Studies
  • Honours Research Thesis

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Digital content producer
  • Social media manager
  • Copywriter
  • Broadcast producer
  • Content producer
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Corporate communications officer
  • Broadcaster
  • Correspondent/Journalist
  • Public relations professional

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Communication with a GPA of 5.5 in all advanced courses from Part A of the BCommun course list and 6 units of advanced courses from Part B of the BCommun course list in the chosen field.

Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Communication with a GPA of 5.5 in all advanced courses from Part A of the BCommun course list and 6 units of advanced courses from Part B of the BCommun course list in the chosen field.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Communication (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $34,208

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Communication (Honours) for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Communication (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $6,684

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Communication (Honours) for one academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

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