Bachelor of Communication (UG:Bachelor)

University of Newcastle, Australia Australia

Cricos: 00109J

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The award

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
AUD 30200 per year

All study options

About Bachelor of Communication at University of Newcastle, Australia

Study communication and develop cutting-edge skills to produce groundbreaking, thought-provoking and engaging work.

You will learn to both push your individual creative boundaries, as well as embrace the fluid transformations across today's complex communication landscape. Choose your major area/s of study and develop strong work-ready skills - writing, creating and producing creative content for television, film, print, radio and digital media.

Communication studies at UON integrate intensive practical experience and industry opportunities, preparing you for a range careers that contribute to cultural enrichment and commercial success.

Why study with us?

  • Become in-demand: 89% of UON Communication graduates secure jobs soon after finishing university, gaining work-ready reputations due to hands-on study and professional industry placements.
  • Strong job growth: According to Job Outlook Australia job growth is expected to continue across the range of communication careers: journalism, media, public relations, advertising and marketing.
  • Access strong industry ties with campus access to 2NURFM radio studios and business partnership networks with NBN Television, Newcastle Herald and ABC 1233.
  • Learn in cutting-edge communication facilities and dedicated creative spaces to develop well-honed practical skills and industry-level professional practices.

What will you study?

Your studies and training will enable you to successfully navigate and leverage the changing information landscape. Develop critical and analytical awareness of the cultural, economic and social significance of communication in a complex and rapidly changing global media environment.

This degree provides a solid foundation and in-depth understanding of both communication theory and practice and allows you to specialise in one or two of four majors.

Depending on your chosen major/s, you could study:

  • cultural studies
  • magazine and broadcast journalism
  • media interviewing
  • media production
  • photomedia
  • professional writing
  • public relations practice
  • screenwriting

You can also take elective courses from a range of disciplines including history, English, religion or sociology.

For details, please refer to the Bachelor of Communication program handbook.


The Bachelor of Communication is designed to prepare you to work creatively and analytically across a wide range of sectors and industries. It also opens pathways for further study and research.

Communication employment outcomes span exciting, dynamic and growing fields across various industries around the world, including media, journalism, public relations, advertising and marketing. There is also a good chance of you securing a job after graduating with strong industry growth projections and 89% of graduates from last year getting a job within four months.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardUG:BachelorHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsFebruaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 30200 per year

Entry requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available here.  Admission information for international is available here. You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Check your eligibility here.

Entry to the University of Newcastle degree programs offered in Singapore are based on overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications, as well as satisfying English language requirement. More information regarding our partner PSB Academy at the following website:

Mid-year admission:

In some instances, mid-year admissions may extend the duration of the program due to the requirement to complete sequential courses.  However, for many students, it will still be possible to complete within the 3 years minimum timeframe.

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