What will I learn?

Begin your high-flying career

Public relations practitioners work in fast paced, dynamic environments within corporate, not-for-profit and government organizations using a range of skills such as written and verbal communications, strategic planning, research and stakeholder engagement practices.

USQ’s Bachelor of Communication and Media (Public Relations) offers small class sizes, hands-on client work and expert support from lecturers who have worked in PR management roles around Australia and the world. We also have a Public Relations Advisory Committee consisting of senior national public relations practitioners to ensure our courses remain current and industry focused.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Communication and Media (Public Relations) is accredited with the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA).

Career outcomes

A degree in public relations will lead you to a career working as a public relations manager, political advisor, investor relations advisor, crisis manager, community engagement practitioner or social media specialist.

Other majors

Other majors for the Bachelor of Communication and Media: Advertising, Communication and Media, Journalism, Journalism Extended, Marketing, Professional Photography, Public Relations Extended, Television and Radio, Television and Radio Extended.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts

CRICOS

093872D

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$25,600.00 (US$ 16,719) per year
AUD $3,270 for unit fee

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

Start date

13 July 2020

Venue

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Toowoomba Campus,

487-535 West Street,

TOOWOOMBA,

Queensland,

4350, TOOWOOMBA, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$25,600.00 (US$ 16,719) per year
AUD $3,270 for unit fee

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

Start date

13 July 2020

Venue

USQ Springfield Campus

37 Sinnathamby Boulevard,

SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL,

Queensland,

4300, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed High School Diploma + SAT. SAT Composite Score 125. Applications are based on comparisons with Australian Year 12 level examinations. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic only) score of 6.0 (or better) (no component lower than 5.5); TOEFL (paper based) score of 550 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 4.5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) score of 213 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 4.5); TOEFL (internet based) score of 80 (or better) (with 19 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) score of 50 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 50); Cambridge English: First (FCE)/ B2 First with a score of 169 or above. No less than 162 in each skill.

For international students

Applicant must have Australian year 12 level or equivalent.

Students from different country must have qualifications equivalent to Australia.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic only) - 6.0 (or better) (no component lower than 5.5); TOEFL (paper based) - 550 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 4.5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 213 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 4.5); TOEFL (internet based) - 80 (or better) (with 19 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 50 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 50); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 169 or above. No less than 162 in each skill.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Australian Pacific College
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About this uni

USQ is the No. 1 university in Australia for student support with 5 stars for internationalisation and employability (Quacquarelli Symonds, 2019)

  • On-campus study in Queensland locations
  • No. 1 in Australia for the highest graduate starting salary
  • Key regional research-intensive university
  • World-class teaching facilities