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Bachelor of Communication

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Mar 2025


University of Auckland


Gain advanced understanding of the role communication plays in our world and prepare for a career as a communications professional.

Programme overview

Communication is more important than ever in today's world. Organisational, social and global change are all strongly influenced by the ways in which politicians, activists, entrepreneurs and leaders communicate.

The Bachelor of Communication is designed to impart advanced understanding of the significant role of communication in our world.

You will develop specialist skills in writing, public speaking, critical and creative thinking, leadership, research and cultural competency. The knowledge and skills you will acquire can enable and empower you as a communications professional and a future leader.

What you gain from studying Communication

Bachelor of Communication graduates are capable communicators with an advanced understanding of the important role communication plays within organisations and in society more broadly. They're well-prepared to take up positions as communication professionals and leaders across a wide range of public, private, not-for-profit and community sectors.

Programme structure

The Bachelor of Communication takes three years to complete if you're studying full time. Most students will take 24 courses overall (each course being worth 15 points), with 8 courses per year.


When you start the programme, you will choose one of three majors:

Communication and Social Change

Communication and Technology

Communication in Leadership

In your first year, you will complete the first two courses of your major, alongside core courses in communication. Over the course of your degree you will also take three courses in an additional focused area of study (a module), up to two elective courses and two General Education courses. Twelve courses (or 180 points) of your degree must be above Stage I level.

Where could this programme take you?

Communications professionals are in demand as they play a key role in helping organisations achieve their goals. You'll be equipped for a media, PR, communication or marketing career in a wide range of sectors, including corporate, not-for-profit and government. You'll also develop skills for future leadership and management roles.

Jobs related to this programme

Broadcast media producer

Content producer


Digital communications specialist


Marketing adviser

Public relations specialist

Further study options

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Master of Arts

Doctor of Philosophy

Entry criteria

International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.

General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects.

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). You must have completed a minimum of three A-level subjects.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 and no bands below 5.5; Internet based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 80 and a written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 60 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 169 and no bands below 162; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of C-; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 50 and no PTE Communicative score below 42; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 80.

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