By studying humanities and social sciences you will learn to think differently and use your understanding to shape the future you want for yourself and your world, whatever career you pursue. Take the opportunity to explore your ideas and find your passion and purpose.

Diploma in Arts
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Communication
Bachelor of Journalism


Honours focuses on developing and consolidating the knowledge and skills students acquire during undergraduate study. By completing honours, you demonstrate to employers your reliability and capacity for independent work.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Bachelor of Communication (Honours)
Bachelor of Journalism (Honours)

SCA Honours Information

Higher Degree Research

A higher degree research involves in-depth study and commitment to understand existing information or to develop new data or ideas. You can undertake a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or a Doctor Philosophy (PhD) within the School of Communication and Arts. These programs require you to think and investigate your chosen area in great depth. The processes and research you conduct will result in new knowledge you can contribute to this field of thought.

Master of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy in Art History by Exhibition

Why Study for a Higher Degree Research?

Why choose us

When you studying at the School of Communication and Arts, you can rest assured that you will have access to all the technologies and activities that enhance learning and develop applied skills. This high-quality professional learning environment will remain central to program delivery in this area. 

For postgraduate coursework and research higher degree students, we will be looking to realise new synergies among our programs that help your journey and results. UQ is already a leader in Communication and Media Studies, with our research ranked 25th in the world in QS World University Rankings by Subject this year.

As an undergraduate student you can design a degree that brings together your interests, ambitions and talents in ways that really broaden your horizons and boost your employability. If you’re ready for a new direction or want to specialise, UQ’s choices for postgraduate programs can diversify or deepen your knowledge and experience.

And if you’re thinking about a research-based career, UQ’s Higher Degree Research programs include Career Advantage streams in Higher Education Practice & Leadership; Research Innovation, Translation & Commercialisation; and Global Collaborations.

Talk to us

To find out more about applying or our programs call us or email communication-arts@uq.edu.au.

Current students can also access information and forms under Student Support.