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Why study at UOW

In this increasingly connected and digital world, communicators with broad skills are in real demand.

At UOW, we focus on collaborative learning. Alongside other students, you'll learn how to research and produce engaging, informative and timely stories to communicate with diverse groups of people.

Become a sought-after media practitioner with the creative, technical and conceptual skills to span a variety of communications and media industries.

The best in Australia
The federal government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) ranked UOW in 2017 as the best university in Australia for Communications.

UOW is also ranked in the top 150 universities in the world for Communication and Media Studies in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.

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Jake is studying a Bachelor of Communications and Media Studies (Dean's Scholar). He wants to understand how people interact with the world and use technology as a catalyst for social change.

Why study Communications and Media


  • From day one you will work on real projects, learning practical skills: tweeting, blogging for Faces of UOW, creating content, video production and working on real client briefs. This means you will graduate with a portfolio of work that you can present to future employers and clients.
  • Alongside practical experience, UOW's Bachelor of Communications and Media degree is also strongly grounded in theory. Build your career on strong foundations of theoretical, analytical, ethical and practical understanding.
  • Whether it's through our Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies or Bachelor of Journalism, our degrees are relevant, current and internationally focused. We keep you in touch with the global communications landscape to ensure you can secure the career you want.
  • UOW has specialist equipment and teaching spaces for each discipline, including contemporary computer labs, recording rooms, radio studio and a Digital Media Centre at our Innovation Campus. 
  • Through our programs, we encourage our graduates to enter the workforce as independent, entrepreneurial, multi-skilled, self-directed and resourceful individuals. 


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Overview of careers

Communications is critical to the success of Australia’s creative industries sector—a $32 billion dollar industry that is one of the fastest growing in the world. Communications offer a wide variety of roles and occupations in this profitable industry.

  • Global Communications
  • Digital Publishing
  • Media Strategy and Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Copywriter
  • Market Research
  • Event Coordinator
  • Publicity Officer
  • Tourism Officer
  • Print/Television/Radio/Photo/Online Journalist
  • Government
  • Editor
  • Feature Writer
  • Reporter
  • Researcher
  • Advertising
  • Social Media Manager
  • Media Management Advisor
  • Communication Specialist
  • Corporate Communications
  • Content Development

UOW is in the top 1% for graduates as rated by global employers: For the ninth year in a row UOW was ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings Graduate Employers survey (QS World University Rankings 2015/2016).

Heather Wortes - Communications Testimonial

My ability to see how certain digital communication will be perceived and how to make it more relevant and interesting are skills that I learnt through my BCM degree, and they’re skills I am using every day in my current role. I am also able to think critically and communicate effectively as a result of my UOW degree. 

Heather Wortes
Bachelor of Communications and Media Studies (Journalism) / Bachelor of Law 


My experience with my teachers is what I valued most while studying journalism. They were supportive, patient, passionate, and talented and I have so much respect for them and their work. My teachers gave me the opportunities to connect to the industry and the survival skills to stay in it. 

Alice Matthews
Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Arts 2014
Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Award Winner 


Practical experience is one of the big differences UOW offers students. My degree included hands-on experience in every form of media and I completed work placement at ABC Radio and at a local newspaper in Canberra. I learned how to develop contacts, write stories, conduct interviews and work in front of a camera— all the foundations of what I do today.

Matthew Snelson
Bachelor of Communications and Media Studies (2006)
Seven News Reporter