Program Overview

Break new ground and drive innovation in your field with an intensive one-year Honours degree. Honours graduates benefit from advanced research, planning, critical thinking and written communication skills, and help uncover new knowledge and solutions.

In this program you will:

  • Design and conduct your own research project, or solve a real-world problem for an industry partner

  • Study relevant research methods and theories, and engage with experts in your field

  • Develop your presentation skills by delivering at least two lectures on your research progress

  • Work one-on-one with a supervisor from USC’s School of Creative Industries


Sunshine CoastAustralia

  Course Duration

12 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 26,400



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The Bachelor of Communication (Honours) structure is as follows:

  • A 48 unit coursework component (consisting of a combination of courses weighted from 12-24 units) including 1 required course

  • A 48 unit thesis component


Coursework component (4) 48 units

  • ART411 Research Design: Methodology and Literature Review

  • HNC410 Coursework 1 Hons Communication & Creative Industries

  • HNC411 Coursework 2 Hons Communication & Creative Industries

  • HNC412 Coursework 3 Hons Communication & Creative Industries


Thesis component (48 units)

The thesis component consists of a sustained scholarly project developed from the research proposal a student submits with their Honours enrolment application. The nature and topic of this component is determined by the student's interests, the availability of specified industry research projects, the interests of potential supervisors and the availability of appropriate supervision.

The research proposal accompanying the honours enrolment application is normally two to three pages in length. It includes an outline of the research topic, its rationale, an indication of the research methodology, and should refer to relevant literature in the topic area.

The completed thesis is normally 15,000-25,000 words in length. The required length is determined by the precise nature of the research, in consultation with the supervisor and subject to the approval of the Executive Dean.

Satisfactory participation in the Faculty Honours Seminar is also required. If completing the Honours program part-time over two years, the first year will normally comprise coursework and the second will be dedicated to a student's thesis.

For entry into most USC undergraduate degree programs, you need to have completed a minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades.

Further studies, for example, a semester or more at college or university, can also be considered for entry and may give you credit transfer towards a degree.


English Language Requirement

  • IELTS (Academic)    Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest

  • TOEFL iBT               Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 21 for writing

Annual tuition fee ($AUD)


  • Advertising

  • Corporate communication

  • Creative writing

  • Event management

  • Journalism

  • Professional writing

  • Public relations

  • Web editing

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