Bachelor of Communication - Public Relations

Charles Sturt University

Learn the advanced strategic and tactical skills across many platforms, including the digital space, required by today's public relations practitioners to succeed in this highly competitive global industry.

Course Fee:

International: $69,600

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; interview


To graduate with the Bachelor of Communication (without specialisation), students must complete 10 core subjects (96 points) and 12 elective subjects (96 points). To graduate with the Bachelor of Communication (with specialisation), students must complete 10 core subjects (96 points), plus 8 specialisation subjects (64 points) and 4 elective subjects (32 points). To graduate with an extended specialisation, students must complete 10 core subjects (96 points) and 12 specialisation subjects (96 points).

Subjects you can Study:

Advertising; Communication; Radio; Journalism; Public Relations; Theatre media; Media practice

Study Pathways:

Honours year is available. Charles Sturt University frequently recognises prior learning including study at other institutions in many of its degrees. Each request for credit is individually assessed prior to the commencement of the course.


The Public Relations major is accredited by the Public Relations Institute Australia (PRIA). The Advertising major is accredited by the International Advertising Association (IAA) and professionally recognised by the Media Federation of Australia (MFA). The Commercial Radio major is professionally recognised by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA).

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bathurst 60 No Full time 3 years
Distance Education No info No Full time 3 years
Distance Education No info No Online 6 years

We believe everyone offers something unique. At Charles Sturt University, you become part of something bigger: you join a connected community from across the globe that is committed to changing things for the better.

We want to help you find your purpose so you can make a difference. Jump into the real world with our professional accredited courses that will give you the skills you’ll need.

Whether you’re taking your first step after school, coming to uni for the first time after some time working, returning to enhance your qualifications or undertake research, we’ll have the course to help you push the boundaries and make an impact. 

Our academics and teaching staff are well-connected with industry so when you graduate, you’ll already have a wide network of industry contacts who can help you kickstart your career. We also make hands-on learning a central part of your study, so you learn by doing. Your lecturers will know your name and you can learn however suits you best — on campus, online or a combination of the two. There’s support whenever you need it and scholarships to help make it happen. 

It all adds up to Charles Sturt University being Australia's number one university for graduate employment.* That’s right; more of our grads get jobs — and well-paying ones at that — faster than grads from any other Australian uni. Because with a Charles Sturt University degree under your belt, you’re ready to make a difference in your industry and community from day one.

So, together, let’s create a world worth living in.

*QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019


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