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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelors of Communication / Arts

Broaden your horizons and expand your employment prospects by combining the Bachelor of Arts with your Communication degree.

This dual degree combines communication, an exciting new area of study that encompasses several disciplines, with a diverse range of arts studies. Realise your full creative potential and be in high demand with this empowering dual degree.

You'll develop a critical awareness of how communication influences human lives, through courses that examine the many different forms of communication, including verbal, non-verbal and written. The various technologies through which information is transmitted are also considered.

The Bachelor of Arts provides a flexible structure with a broad range of disciplines to choose from, and is an appropriate preparation for a wide range of professions. It gives you the opportunity to learn differently and base your expertise on understanding how and why people interact with each other and the universe. 

The core set of courses introduce you to the central features of contemporary communication processes and a range of complementary arts fields, and you then specialise with your choice of major and minor courses to tailor a career path that enables you to achieve your professional and personal goals.

Program highlights

  • If you're curious to learn, a dual degree with the Bachelor of Arts allows you to explore endless opportunities and get ready for almost any possible future.
  • Develop expertise in a range of areas in communication, languages, geography, humanities, social sciences and more by choosing from over 40 study areas.
  • Graduate job-ready for an expanding global market.

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Ancient History/History
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Chinese
  • Chinese Translation and Interpreting
  • Classical Languages
  • Criminology
  • Digital Media
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • English as an International Language
  • English Literature
  • Film and Television Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • International Relations
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Legal Education Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Popular Music and Technology
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sports Studies
  • Studies in Religion
  • Writing

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Gender Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Music Psychology
  • Professional Pathways: Humanity and Society
  • Studies in Australian Culture

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B; plus two of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics C or Physics, at least one of which must be Chemistry or Physics.

View the Prerequisites guide for more information about subject equivalents for interstate high schools, overseas high schools, university subjects and pathways and bridging programs.

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