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Bachelor of Communication and Media (Public Relations)

Summary
Bachelor of Communication and Media Major Public Relations (BCNM)
  • CRICOS: 093872D

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

Semester 3 (November) intake is only offered via online study.
View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Begin your high-flying career

Public relations practitioners work in fast paced, dynamic environments within corporate, not-for-profit and government organisations using a range of skills such as written and verbal communications, strategic planning, research and stakeholder engagement practices.

USQ’s Bachelor of Communication and Media (Public Relations) offers small class sizes, hands-on client work and expert support from lecturers who have worked in PR management roles around Australia and the world. We also have a Public Relations Advisory Committee consisting of senior national public relations practitioners to ensure our courses remain current and industry focused.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Communication and Media (Public Relations) is accredited with the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA).
 
A degree in public relations will lead you to a career working as a public relations manager, political advisor, investor relations advisor, advertising coordinator, crisis manager, marketing and communications officer, community engagement practitioner or social media specialist. 
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
plus 1 x 8-unit Public Relations major 8

plus 1 x second 8-unit major from Bachelor of Communication and Media*
or  2 x 4-unit minors from Bachelor of Communication and Media*
or  1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x approved courses

8
Total 24

*The second 8-unit major or minors can be selected from the Bachelor of Communication and Media or from another USQ undergraduate program such as, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business and Commerce, Bachelor of Information Technology, or Bachelor of Science.

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 20720
On-campus AUD 23680

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 2018 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. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.

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.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

CRICOS: 093872D

Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 2, 2018 - Monday 16 July 2018. 
  • Semester 3, 2018 - Monday 19 November 2018. 
  • Semester 1, 2019 - Monday 25 February 2019.

Credit for previous study or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for credit to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.