Bachelor of Communication (Honours)

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Dr Peter English
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Dr Peter English

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.

  • 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.

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How to apply

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Domestic students
  1. Browse ideas for research projects
  2. Make an appointment with the Honours Coordinator within the relevant school to discuss your potential research topic and the availability of suitable supervisors.
  3. Download the Application for Honours program form
  4. Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation to Student Central by the due date.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

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How to enrol

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Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in the correct courses (subjects).

Continuing students

Before you enrol it's important to check your commencing program structure and the published recommended study sequence to make sure you study the right courses at the right time and will be ready to graduate from your degree when you plan to.

To better understand your program structure and for instructions on how to review your progress and plan your remaining courses, visit the Managing your progression page.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

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