Undergraduate

Bachelor of Communication

The world needs storytellers who can inform, inspire and create change. Learn the professional communication skills you need to make an impact as a communicator in a diverse and digital world.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

B1342

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

3

Selection rank

70

CRICOS code

095508G
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Five-star rating

For learning resources and skills development for communications. 1

Top WA University

For learning resources for communications. 2

Top 15 ranking

We're among Australia's top 15 universities for communication and media studies. 3

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Overview

You might want to discover and share information, inspire action and investment, introduce new innovations, or even become a voice for those who need our help.

Develop the specialised communication skills you need for online communication, social media, creative production, news media and other contexts in a field you’re passionate about.

You can also combine this course with another discipline – for example by combining it with a Bachelor of Creative Media. This means you’ll graduate with two qualifications and even more skills, experience and approaches to boost your career prospects.

3 reasons to study Communications at Murdoch

  • Travel as you complete your degree by studying overseas for a semester or joining our exchange program to get a new perspective on communications.
  • Work with real organisations on real projects as part of our Work Integrated Learning program. Our students intern with a range of organisations like Lifeline WA, RAC Arena and The Salvation Army.
  • Get valuable experience in our on-campus student creative consultancy MESH. Our students have worked on projects with clients including Royal Life Saving Western Australia and the Western Australian Division of the United Nations.

What you’ll learn

  • Get inspired to stay curious about the world and commit to lifelong learning throughout your communications career.
  • Learn how to communicate and engage with various stakeholders and audiences in a strategic way.
  • Develop the skills you need to become a communicator who can really make a difference in whichever field you choose.
  • Get practical experience and learn how to apply your theoretical learning in a range of settings.
  • Explore ways to think creatively and solve communication challenges in organisations and communities.

Your future career

When you graduate, you might work in strategic communication, public relations or specialised areas such as social media management, public affairs and community relations. Your future career options could include:

  • Journalist
  • Social Media Manager
  • Media Advisor
  • Strategic Communications Manager

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
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Internal External
Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy, Singapore Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Murdoch University Dubai, UAE Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
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Entry requirements

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English Requirements

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.

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Minimum English Language Requirements - Postgraduate (pdf) 216 KB

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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