Bachelor of Communication (Honours) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Communication (Honours)

Begin your research journey in communication.

Break new ground and help drive innovation in your field with an intensive one-year Honours degree. Honours graduates benefit from advanced research, planning, critical thinking and written communication skills, and help uncover new knowledge and solutions.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
Refer to the program footnotes
Semester 1
Program length (full-time)
1 year
Annual tuition fee 2021
Estimated total tuition fee *
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
Minimum selection threshold

GPA requirement: A cumulative GPA of at least 5.0 in the 200 and 300 level courses of the major area of the discipline the student wishes to study

USC program code
Semester 1
1 year full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Completion of an undergraduate Communication degree or a related degree (AQF Level 7)
Recommended prior study
Total courses
Total units
  • Design and conduct your own research project, or solve a real-world problem for an industry partner
  • Study relevant research methods and theories, and engage with experts in your field
  • Develop your presentation skills by delivering at least two lectures on your research progress
  • Work one-on-one with a supervisor from USC’s School of Creative Industries
Career opportunities

A USC Honours degree provides a pathway to further postgraduate or higher degree by research study.

The Bachelor of Communication (Honours) allows you to work with an industry partner on a real-world problem, which gives you a competitive edge when applying for roles in journalism, professional writing, public relations, event management, advertising, corporate communication, creative writing and web editing.

Admission requirements

Students must have completed a related undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution, with at least 8 courses completed in the area of study of their thesis topic. A level of high achievement in the intended area of study will need to be demonstrated. These will be considered the minimum entry requirements and won't automatically guarantee a student's entry into the program. Enrolment is contingent upon the Faculty's capacity to provide appropriate supervisor in the intended field of study.

Special selection criteria

The research proposal accompanying the honours enrolment application is normally two to three pages in length. It includes an outline of the research topic, its rationale, an indication of the research methodology, and should refer to relevant literature in the topic area.

What will I study?

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