Duration

4 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course lists

Courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelors of Communication/ Journalism:


Component Degrees

Component Degrees that make up the Bachelors of Communication/ Journalism:


Dual Degree Planner

Bachelors of Communication/ Journalism

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2017*

8/84

Meeting minimum entry scores does not guarantee admission. Entry requirements may change from year to year.

Don't have the OP or rank?

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2018 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

741301 - B Communication/B Journalism
741301 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme applies to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

Refer to your component degrees for AQF level.

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the program rules, the Bachelor of Communication course list and the Bachelor of Journalism course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Email: hass.uq.edu.au/askhass

Phone: 07 3365 1333

Web:

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course lists

Courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelors of Communication/ Journalism:


Component Degrees

Component Degrees that make up the Bachelors of Communication/ Journalism:


Dual Degree Planner

Bachelors of Communication/ Journalism

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 059200E

English Proficiency

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

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

Refer to your component degrees for AQF level.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the program rules, the Bachelor of Communication course list and the Bachelor of Journalism course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

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

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web:

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelors of Communication/ Journalism?

Communication is an exciting new area of study encompassing several disciplines. Students develop a critical awareness of how communication influences human lives. Courses examine the many different forms of communication, including verbal, non-verbal and written. The various technologies through which information is transmitted are also considered. The program emphasises applied skills relevant to work within communication industries. Journalism is a professional program aimed at preparing graduates for entry into work in journalism and related fields. It develops understanding of journalism and its media and communication contexts; the skills to do journalism, and the reflection necessary to be a journalist.

What you can study

Course Lists

Courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelors of Communication/ Journalism:

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Bachelor of Communication

Honours

Honours is available as an additional year of study.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2017*
8/84

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2018 admissions.

Admission to all UQ programs is competitive - the number of places available is usually smaller than the number of people applying. For this reason, meeting minimum entry scores doesn't guarantee admission.

QTAC Code(s)
741301 - B Communication/B Journalism

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

Additional application information

Students in this program will not be able to undertake the Mass Communication major in the Bachelor of Communication due to the overlap of content.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 059200E

English proficiency

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

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

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

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the program rules, the Bachelor of Communication course list and the Bachelor of Journalism course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the program rules, the Bachelor of Communication course list and the Bachelor of Journalism course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Bachelors of Communication/ Journalism

Careers

Communication graduates are suited to a variety of career opportunities, including:
# Mediation/dispute/crisis consultancy
# Communication management in government and commercial agencies
# Interactive multimedia design and web management
# Advertising
# Media administration
# Organisational communication
# Strategic communication and public relations
# Publicity and campaign management.
Journalism graduates work in Australia and overseas within a wide range of print and broadcast media organisations. Career opportunities are found within:
# Metropolitan, national and regional newspapers
# Commercial radio and television stations
# Web and multimedia publications
# Specialty interest magazines and allied fields of publishing
# Marketing, communication and public relations
# National and overseas news organisations
# Self-employment as freelance journalists and photojournalists

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelors of Communication/ Journalism

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain 64 units comprising;

  • 32 units from the BCommun list including -
      (i) 8 units from part A; and
      (ii) 24 units including a BCommun major from Part B
      and
  • 32 units from the BJ list comprising
      (i) 24 units from Part A; and
      (ii) 8 unit from Part B.
Refer to BCommun/BJ rules for further information.

Program Rules for the Bachelors of Communication/ Journalism