Bachelor of Communication (Honours)

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Year2015 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Communication (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Indicative annual fee 2015$6,152* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Faculty contacts

Honours course adviser

Tel 03 5227 2202

artsedstudentsupport@deakin.edu.au

Course Director

Nina Weerakkody, +61 3 522 71340, nina.weerakkody@deakin.edu.au

Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.

CRICOS course code083986K
Deakin course code A451

This course will be offered at the Waterfront campus from 2016.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Communication (Honours) is a one year degree designed to provide students with advanced academic and professional skills for employment in the communications industries and as a pathway for further learning. The course offers a fourth year of study to graduates of Deakin’s Bachelor of Communication degrees in Entertainment Production, Public Relations, Media and Journalism.

The Bachelor of Communication (Honours) provides students with the opportunity to undertake advanced study and applied research in the areas of Entertainment Industries, Media Industries, Journalism and Public Relations following successful completion of a three-year bachelor degree. The Bachelor of Communication (Honours) will enable students to broaden and deepen professional knowledge and skills through advanced scholarly engagement with communication theories and models applied to professional practice; the degree will emphasise applied research.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.

* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

As a Bachelor of Communication (Honours) graduate you will be able to apply knowledge and skills with initiative and judgement in professional practice and scholarship; in diverse social, cultural and/or professional contexts; with responsibility and accountability in research and professional practice.

Course rules

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.

Course structure

Trimester 1

ACO410Communication Research Methods (2 credit points)

ACO411Communication Concepts (2 credit points)

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

ACO412Advanced Communication Research A

ACO413Advanced Communication Research B

ACO414Advanced Communication Research C

ACO415Advanced Communication Research D

Entry requirements - general

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.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

In order to be considered for admission to an honours degree, applicants must have completed the requirements for an undergraduate degree or equivalent, and have results that indicate they are capable of undertaking an honours program.

How to apply

This course  requires further information in support of your application. 

For Honours in the disciplines of; Entertainment Production, Journalism, Media or Public Relations please refer to the Expression of Interest document - BCA Hons A451 EOI on the following site: http://www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/scca/courses/honours/index.php

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal

 

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