Be the voice

Why study public relations with us? Public relations practitioners are the voice of organizations and corporations. They communicate between media, customers, suppliers, community, government, industry, employees and other groups that interact with the organization they work for.

Our Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations Studies) degree will give you important industry skills, teaching you how to create public awareness campaigns and improve organization, public, and media relations.

Our lecturers are active in the industry and have connections for referrals and internships. We also have a Public Relations Advisory Committee of senior practitioners who are always keen to provide students advice and help them gain internships.

Career outcomes

With a degree in public relations, you will be equipped with the skills to work in corporate public relations, advertising, government organizations, lobby groups, consultancy, publicity and promotions, community development and marketing and communications.

Program structure

Courses to be studied

  • Core courses (4 units)
  • plus 2 x 8-unit majors (16 units)
  • plus 1 x 4-unit minor or 4 x approved courses (4 units)

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode/ Cost

  • Commonwealth supported: AUD 6560
  • Domestic full fee paying: AUD 19520

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allow you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.

*Further admission information

An adjusted Selection Rank is a result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.

Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.

How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Monday 5 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November 2018.
  • Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
  • Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Program taught in:
  • English

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