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Bachelor of Communication - BC

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


Victoria University of Wellington


In our media-saturated society, clear, persuasive, and imaginative communication is more important than ever. With the three-year Bachelor of Communication (BC), you’ll build the communication skills and knowledge you need for your future career.

A unique approach for your one-of-a-kind degree

Develop your knowledge of communication and explore your own passions and interests through the BC’s distinctive three-pillar structure.

Anchor your learning in core courses designed with the input of the communications industry. Build your understanding of the theory behind communication practice, and get a solid grounding in contemporary approaches.

Major in the area that best appeals to your interests. Choose from Media Studies, Intercultural Communication, Science Communication, Literary and Creative Communication and Political Communication. We’re the only university where you can major in Science Communication, and Literary and Creative Communication.

Finally, add a complementary minor to build a degree unique to you. Choose from a huge range of science and arts subjects and find one that will enhance your communication knowledge and expertise.

You’ll be studying at New Zealand’s seat of government, centre of political power, and scientific and creative heart—where this deep knowledge of communication is always in demand.

First year

In your first year you’ll begin building the fundamental framework of your degree, becoming familiar with communication theory and practice. You’ll also begin your major and complementary minor or major.

Second year

You’ll be refining and building on your knowledge of communication, as well as deepening your knowledge of your major and complementary minor or major subjects.

Third year

At the end of your third year, you’ll have a solid base on which to launch into your career.

You’ll apply what you’ve learned through a small research project, or an applied project like the design of a communication campaign or website.

As well as more traditional lecture formats, you’ll attend smaller, more informal lectures and workshops. You’ll have the opportunity to see communications professionals in action, with field trips to government departments and businesses.

You’ll graduate with a deep theoretical knowledge as well as understanding how communication is used in the workplace everyday—the foundation for a variety of exciting careers.

Entry criteria

Achieve the International Baccalaureate Diploma, or three GCE Advanced Level passes at C grade, or equivalent.

English language requirements

To be accepted into this programme you will need one of the following:

IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.0 with no sub-score below 5.5

TOEFL: minimum overall score of 80 (internet-based test)

Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 50 (with a 'Communicative score' of not less than 42)

EPP: minimum final scores of 4,4,4,3

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