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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Communication and Media (Public Relations)

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

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, May, Sep

Overview

  • Participate in hands-on client work and receive expert support from lecturers who have worked in PR management roles around Australia and the world.
  • Gain key technical skills in Public Relations.
  • We have a Public Relations Advisory Committee consisting of senior national public relations practitioners, dedicated to ensuring our courses remain current and industry focused.
  • Gain access to industry accreditation with Communication & Public Relations Australia (CPRA) upon graduation.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Communication and Media (Public Relations) is accredited with Communication & Public Relations Australia (CPRA).

Career outcomes

  • 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.
  • 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.

Entry requirements

Pre-requisites

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C) 

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

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

Pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry, there are pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
2 x 8-unit majors*  16
1 x 4-unit minor* 
or
0-4 x recommended SEED-electives
or 0-4 x other elective courses*
4
Total 24

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

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

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

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

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 28000
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 28000

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

CRICOS: 093872D

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 


Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2025  Monday 3 February  Monday 10 February  Friday 9 May
Trimester 2, 2025 Monday 19 May Monday 26 May  Friday 22 August
Trimester 3, 2025 Monday 1 September Monday 8 September Friday 5 December 
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Begin your study journey today with the university rated 5/5 stars for graduates starting salaries* and start the degree that’s right for you.

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