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Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) (Honours)

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) (Honours) enable students to continue building on their professional training in the main areas of media production and an advanced education in the history, theory and professional practices of the field. In the Advanced Studies (Honours) year, you will study research methods in Media and Communicatiosn and a school-wide interdisciplinary seminar unit, undertake an industry internship and complete an honours thesis.

The four-year Advanced Studies in Media and Communications stream is designed to equip students with key skills for entry into multi-platform journalism, digital media production, media regulation, public policy, public relations and corporate communications. This course also qualifies our students to apply to a variety of competitive international graduate programs that require the completion of a four-year undergraduate degree for entry.

Degree structure and requirements

Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Media and Communications)

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) (Honours) requirements are listed under the relevant course resolutions.

Advanced coursework

Requirements and units of study for advanced coursework can be found on the Media and Communications advanced coursework units of study page.


The Media and Communications Honours year is a preparation for postgraduate research study. Honours study can be the culmination of your formal education, an experience that extends your intellectual range, hones your research abilities as well as analytical and communication techniques, and helps you to develop the personal and professional skills needed to see a research project though to completion.

Honours can also be the first step on a path to a career as an academic or professional researcher. The Honours year comprises seminar classes and work toward a short thesis on an independent research project under the supervision of an academic staff member who is an expert in the field of your research.

Students interested in doing Honours are advised to contact the Honours Coordinator and a possible supervisor by October 1 of the year prior to the intended Honours year to allow sufficient time for students to work on a research proposal to be approved by the Discipline, in time for University application closing dates.

Honours admission requirements

Honours is a separate fourth year program via the Bachelor of Advanced Studies. Admission requires the completion of 72 credit points in the Media and Communications program, with an average weighted mark of 70 percent or above, as well as the completion of a second major. The 72 credit points of Media and Communications units include the following:

  • 24 credit points of 1000 level major and program core units
  • 24 credit points of 2000 level major and program core units
  • 18 credit points of 3000 level major and program core units
  • 6 credit points of 3000 level Interdisciplinary Project unit

Mid-year entry to Honours is not available. Part-time honours enrolment is available with the permission of the Honours coordinator.

Prior to commencing Honours, you will need to ensure you have completed all other requirements of the Bachelor of Arts, including Open Learning Environment (OLE) units.

Requirements and units of study for Honours can be found on the Media and Communication honours units of study page.


Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) can complete elective units of study from the subject areas listed in Table A (Arts and Social Sciences) and Table S (shared pool).

The available units of study are listed in Table A Subject Areas of this handbook and Table S in the Interdisciplinary Studies handbook.