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You’ve completed your Bachelor degree but is there a burning issue or a big idea you really want to explore further? The Bachelor of Communication (Honours) combines course work with a communication-based research project so you can identify and investigate a problem or opportunity in more depth and which also has real world application. Whilst you work with a dedicated supervisor on your research project you will be advancing your critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities as you specialise in an aspect of communication and its allied industries such as advertising, digital media, entertainment production, journalism, media studies and public relations.
The Bachelor of Communication (Honours) will enable you to showcase your intellectual ability, maturity, resilience, drive, and work ethic to potential employers and opens doors to careers in media and communication industries or further study. Upon completion of Bachelor of Communication (Honours) you will be eligible to apply for a PhD.Read More
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Communication (Honours) students must complete 8 credit points of core units. These may be completed in a single year of full-time study (4 credit points per Trimester over 2 Trimesters) or part-time equivalent. Students must also complete
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Cloud campus
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
- Cloud Campus
Trimester 3 - November
- Start date: November
- Available at:
- Cloud Campus
Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).
Additional course information
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.
Elective units may provide the opportunity for Work Integrated Learning experiences.
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Entry will be based on performance in:
- a Bachelor degree or major in a related discipline with a WAM (Weighted Average Mark) of at least 65% in all level 3 and level 4 units (for Deakin awards) or final year units (for awards from other providers) OR
- other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.
Applicants are also advised to read further information and complete requirements - see Information and Application form
Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the QILT website.
Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).
You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.
Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our first intake of 2018 students (PDF, 783.5KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees.
The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships
As a Bachelor of Communication (Honours) graduate you will be able to combine your knowledge, skills, and research capabilities with initiative and judgement in scholarship and professional practice to undertake work in media and communication roles within business, government and non-profit sectors. Depending on your specialisation may be able to consider roles within media and communication industries ranging from public relations, multimedia production, journalism, advertising and marketing communication, and entertainment production.
For more information go to DeakinTALENT
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities
Develop an advanced theoretical and applied understanding of the Australian media system, the role and development of communications policy, and its application in varied professional contexts.
Acquire advanced and coherent knowledge of Communication theories and concepts including research, strategy and tactics, contemporary communication methods and ethical communication, and apply this body of knowledge to topics spanning the associated industries including journalism, media and law and in planning and executing a research project
Acquire advanced communication skills to effectively communicate ideas, arguments and concepts and the outcomes of research and analysis in professional and scholarly contexts.
Demonstrate advanced, effective communication skills to communicate ideas, arguments and analyses in written, digital and oral formats that meet academic and practitioner standards to a diverse range of audiences. The importance of written, oral and interpersonal communication will be enhanced through the variety of assessment processes.
Use advance skills in generic digital communication technologies and specific digital technologies employed in the communications area to investigate, analyse and respond to diverse communication needs and to deliver projects, media products and evaluative presentations to academic and professional audiences.
Capacity to employ appropriate digital technologies in utilising effectively sources and forms of information to support, develop and evaluate ideas, proposals, strategies and arguments.
Critically evaluate and apply theory and knowledge of communications in professional and scholarly contexts. Review, analyse and synthesis literature in communications with intellectual independence. Bring this knowledge and skills to understanding of current issues and controversies in communications.
Apply judgment, skills and analytical thinking in developing new understandings in scholarly and professional communications contexts.
|Apply advanced knowledge and understanding of communication theory, concepts, and methodologies in identifying and providing solutions to current issues and problems in communications through research and professional practice.|
|Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility, accountability and a continued commitment to learning and skills development in professional and scholarly contexts.|
|Work and learn collaboratively with students from different disciplines and backgrounds and work effectively in different roles, including professional teams.|
|Operate ethically, responsibly and with awareness of diverse social, cultural economic, political contexts in research and as a professional in the communications industry.|
Approved by Faculty Board May 2014
How to apply
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Faculty contact information
Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries
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