Prerequisites: A degree in any field with a GPA of 5 or the GDipCommun with a GPA of 5. Science Communication assumes a strong interest and some background in science, but is open to graduates from fields outside science. For holders of a BCommun or other related degree, entry must be for a field not already studied. International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International. Click here for more information on applying for a visa. English Proficiency: IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6 (or comparable English language proficiency as per University policy) View the English proficiency policy. How to apply? Applications must be lodged through UQ International. Closing Date: To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries. To commence study in semester 2 - May 15 of the same year for Category 1 and 2 countries; April 15 of the same year for Category 3 and 4 countries. Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Months of entry
This program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to excel in the ever-expanding communication industries. The program is designed to enhance the skills of existing communication graduates and professionals. Courses are designed to increase understanding of the application of communication theory and research to health promotion, business, public relations, policy and politics, intercultural relations and globalisation. Students develop knowledge of communication dynamics, as well as practical professional skills.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Fees for International students
Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 27460
Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.
(To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.)
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- UQ International
- +61 3 8676 7004