Bachelor of Communication - Professional Communication / Bachelor of Public Health

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Public health professionals understand how factors such as gender and race, socioeconomic status and access to education can create barriers to improved health and wellbeing. Combine this with knowledge about how communication can successfully disseminate messages and influence human behaviour, and students will develop the capacity to implement strategies that promote healthy lifestyle choices, prevent the spread of infectious disease and improve education. This course provides opportunities for professional placement which may be completed locally or overseas. Graduates can work as health communications specialists, print and online editors, or in health products promotion and marketing.

Course Fee:

International: $152,100

Entry Requirements:

Year 12, or equivalent; Assumed knowledge: English (4,SA).


384 credit points. Communication component: 192 credit points (16 units) comprising 4 core units and 12 major units. Public Health component: 192 credit points. Students undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Subjects you can Study:

Professional communication; Public health

Study Pathways:

Pathways to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Philosophy are available. On successful completion of the Bachelor of Public Health, a range of postgraduate study options are available including PU60 Graduate Diploma in Public Health, and PU86 Master of Public Health. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes.

Further information:

Students require a current Blue Card and may require Hepatitis B vaccination prior to commencing the placement components in this course. Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Rubella, Tetanus and Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccinations are mandatory for all students attending a Queensland Health facility for placement. Hepatitis A, Influenza and Poliomyelitis are highly recommended for all Health students. QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Applicants who receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.


Graduates are eligible for membership of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA).

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kelvin Grove No info No Full time 4 years

Why study with us?

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession through real experiences and contacts.

Many of our courses offer you the flexibility to expand your knowledge into fields that your degree doesn’t traditionally explore—making study more stimulating and preparing you for a more agile future. You can also choose from an extensive range of double degrees for a competitive advantage that gives you greater variety in your study and career, plus opportunities and networks across two fields. There are also options to study online or undertake a short professional development course through QUTeX to apply quickly in your career.

Be career ready

You will gain experience in labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with industry partners. We are ranked in the top 50 in the world for employer-student connections*.

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. In fact, more founders of start-ups have studied at QUT than any other Queensland university**.

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked in the world’s top 250 universities***.

City-based campuses

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, as well as a dedicated Creative Industries Precinct and new Education Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus.


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* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

**Startup Muster Report 2018.

***QS World University Rankings 2019.

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