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Summary
Bachelor of Arts Major Public Relations Studies (BART)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.
View USQ Handbook

Be the voice

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

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

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
plus 2 x 8-unit majors
16
plus 1 x 4-unit minor or 4 x electives
4
Total 24
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
plus 1 x 8-unit major
8
plus 3 x 4-unit minors
or 2 x 4-unit minors plus 4 x electives
12
Total 24
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 6344
Domestic full fee paying AUD 18560

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows 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.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

16/64
OP/Rank
This is the 2017 OP / Rank for this program.

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.

Alternate 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.


How to apply

Apply with QTAC
If you're new to USQ
OR
Apply with USQ
If you're a current or previous USQ student (Not Head Start students)

Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
Distance/Online 909405
Toowoomba 909441

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 2, 2017 - applications close Monday 3 July, with Semester 2 commencing on 10 July 2017.
  • Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 7 November, with Semester 3 commencing on 14 November 2017.
  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with Semester 1 commencing on 26 February 2018.

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.