QUT College

Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) / Bachelor of Public Health

QUT College

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

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.


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.


  • Professional communication
  • Public health

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12, or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)


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

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.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Kelvin Grove International: $138,700 No
  • Full-time : 4 years

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. Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. A small number of courses do not participate in the offer guarantee scheme.

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