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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Public Relations Studies)

Summary
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Major Public Relations Studies (BAHN)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 8 units

Duration
  • 1 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Be the driving force behind a business’ reputation

In the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Public Relations Studies), you will complete courses in high-level research design and method. You will also complete a dissertation under the expert supervision of USQ academics, in an area of your interest. This is an ideal pathway to higher degree research, and postgraduate study. 

Strategic communication and publicity can have a huge impact on a business, be it good or bad. Has a brand or business ever done something that changed the way you think about them? Focus your research to gain an in-depth understanding in an area of Public Relations whether that be situational analysis, campaign creation, crisis management or communication strategies.

A degree in Public Relations will prepare you to work in a variety of settings, including corporate public relations companies, consultancy, government organisations, media, advertising agencies and many others. This degree will also serve as a pathway to further study such as a Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy.
Courses to be studied Units
1 x major 8
Total 8
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 6344
Domestic full fee paying AUD 18560

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
  • Completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Arts or a related discipline, with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.