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Graduate Diploma of Public Relations (GDPR)

Study Mode
  • Online

  • Semester 1 (February)

Number of Units
  • 8 units

  • Up to 4 years part-time

  • -

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Further your public relations career 

Prepare for a future at the forefront of strategic communication decisions with USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Public Relations. Whether you are considering a career change, or you’re a current public relations practitioner or manager, this degree will provide you with the practical expertise to improve the reputation of your organisation. You will design public relations campaigns and learn how to write quality communication, leverage social media opportunities, navigate crises and issues and conduct public relations research. You will graduate ready to move from a technical role in public relations to a managerial role.

You will graduate with greater opportunities to further pursue your public relations career in either public or private industry.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 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
Domestic full fee paying AUD 20080

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-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 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

  • Completion of an Australian university Bachelor degree in any area, or equivalent.
  • A minimum of five years’ professional work experience, or equivalent. 

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

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

Admission pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.

How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.

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.