What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Communication and Media degree offers students a strong foundation in the global communication and media industries. This degree has a focus on preparing students for global careers in digital and social media, visual communication design, journalism, screen media production, marketing, communication and advertising. Students will encounter key ideas in the study and practice of media and communications, and gain flexible and transferable skills that will prepare them for informed engagement with the changing world of global media culture.

Science is the search and application of information and understanding of the natural and social world using an evidence based approach. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills are becoming increasingly important in Australia with forecasted growth in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Industry. This means that exciting employment opportunities and new career options for graduates are being created each day.

The Bachelor of Communication and Media - Bachelor of Science will allow you to examine the rise of local and global media industries, audiences and practices, and critique their implications across technology, policy, social and cultural dimensions. It combines the practical, numeracy and computer skills of science with the critical and creative thinking skills, and effective problem solving skills learned from studying communication and media.

What you will study

The Bachelor of Communication and Media offers five majors - Digital and Social Media, Visual Communication Design, Journalism, Global Screen Media and Marketing, Communication and Advertising. You will need to select one major to specialise in throughout the duration of your degree.

You will also choose one major from the Bachelor of Science degree: Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Ecology and Conservation Biology, Environment, Geology or Physical Geography.

Why choose this course

Studying the combination of Communication and Media with Science at UOW will give you the skills and knowledge to develop communication projects, while providing critical experience in preparation for future employment. The degree builds on our expertise and strong research base in both the media and science fields.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills in Australia is becoming a fast-growing area creating new and increased job prospects. There is a forecasted growth of 10.2% in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Industry for 2018-2023 and this brings exciting employment opportunities and career options. Source: Employment Projections.

Career opportunities

Global Communications

Digital Publishing

Media Strategy and Planning

Public Relations


Market Research

Event Coordinator

Publicity Officer

Tourism Officer

Print/Television/Radio/Photo/Online Journalist



Feature Writer




Social Media Manager

Media Management Advisor

Communication Specialist

Corporate Communications

Content Development

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities



Study options

Full Time (4.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,728.00 (US$ 22,640) per year
AUD $142,776 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $15,864

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia

For international students

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0;

TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 86, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 62; All bands 54.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Wollongong offers below pathways courses for this subject

About University of Wollongong

A world-leading institution, University of Wollongong provides an innovative and transnational global education for its students.

  • Top 1% of universities (QS World University Rankings)
  • 72% graduate employment rate
  • 5+ star university (QS Stars Rating System 2021)
  • Partnerships with over 400 institutions in 45 countries

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