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Communication, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #303 (QS) Online
Students will qualify for Communication degree offered at Griffith University after the completion of at least eight Griffith units along with two majors of six units each, chosen from either Business Communication, Creative Writing, Journalism, Public Relations or Screen Studies, plus the core units, associated prerequisites, and the required number of free-choice electives.
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All students are recommended to select their electives from the OUA list, and should contact Griffith for approval of alternative elective units.


Graduates of Communication offered at Griffith University program may find employment and receive enhanced professional recognition in areas such as:

  • Professional communication
  • Federal,state and local government
  • Public education industries and organisations
  • Public Relations
  • Corporate promotions
  • Journalism
  • Freelance Writing
  • Creative Industries.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

To be eligible for the award of the Bachelor of Communication (BComn), a student must complete 24 units or equivalent as prescribed below:

  • complete four core units at Level 1, one core unit at Level 2 and one core unit at Level 3;
  • complete the recommended units for their chosen majors at Level 1;
  • complete two major sequences of six units each (with at least six units at third year level)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To be eligible for an offer of admission made through Open Universities Australia (OUA) for a Commonwealth Supported Place at Griffith University, an applicant must:

  • meet the criteria for a domestic Australian student;
  • be applying for admission to one of the following programs:
    • 1023 - Bachelor of Arts
    • 1245 - Bachelor of Communication
    • 1383 - Bachelor of Business
    • 1384 - Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice;
    • 1630 - Bachelor of Applied Financial Advice
  • have completed at least two OUA undergraduate units or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0 completed in the last 12 months at the time of application for admission OR
  • an OP of 15, a Selection Rank of 66 or an ATAR score of 61.85*.
  • CRICOS Provider - 00233E

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  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • Standard open learning unit fees will apply. Contact Open Universities Australia (OUA) for details.


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