A communication degree is most often taken at the undergraduate study level, and is studied over the course of 3-4 years full time. Some universities do offer communication degrees at the postgraduate level but these are normally offered through more specialised subjects such as a marketing communications degree.
Undergraduate communication degree programs usually cover similar topics to those focused on throughout a media studies or journalism degree. Some modules studied include film studies, fashion, PR, advertising, marketing, social research and consumer behaviour.
Postgraduate communication degree programs on the other hand, focus on more tailored modules for communication principles. Over the course of 1-2 years of full time study, students can expect to study modules in buyer behaviour, brand strategy, integrated marketing communications, reputation management and contemporary marketing communication issues.