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Communication degrees abroad

Degree programs in communication come in all shapes and sizes, but they all focus on the ways in which people communicate. This includes examining things like face-to-face interaction, broadcast and online media, and developing practical skills in writing, speaking and producing content.

Communication is an essential skill used across all fields and in all areas of life. It's also an expanding profession, with the way we communicate always evolving and new digital media becoming more and more prominent.

You can study communication programs all over the world, with the US and Australia both popular destinations. By studying abroad you’ll gain a unique perspective on how another country and culture approach communication, giving you a more rounded experience of the subject.

Communication program structure

In the US, it’s possible to study communication as a single subject program, where as in many other countries you’ll usually study it alongside something else like media, fashion or marketing.

If you study in the US, you can choose to study communication as a major subject during your four year bachelor’s degree. You’ll also get to choose other minor subjects to study, but you will need to complete a set number of communications credits to get your degree.

You can study communication at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At bachelor’s level, you will study over three or four years to earn a BA, or some universities offer a BSc if it is combined with a science subject. You can also study for an MA at master’s level over two years, and some universities even offer doctorate programs in communication related subjects.

Teaching on most communications programs is made up of lectures, seminars, group workshops and practical sessions. You’ll be assessed through written assignments, projects and exams, and some programs will also include a final year dissertation.

The precise structure and content of your program will depend on things like the course title, degree level and university you’re studying at. Here are some of subjects and modules you could study on a communication program:

  • Communication and marketing
  • Introduction to communication theory
  • Culture and society
  • Global communication
  • Media production
  • Strategic communication
  • Public relations
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Types of communication degrees

Best universities to study communication

Communication study abroad programs

What are the top communication undergraduate programs abroad?

  • Teesside UniversityMedia and Communications - BA (Hons)

    • 3 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Sep
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Media, Communication
    Location
    Middlesbrough, UK
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    15,000GBP
  • DePaul UniversityCommunication and Technology - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Mar, Sep
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Computer Technology, Communication
    Location
    Chicago, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    43,665USD
  • Arizona State University (in partnership with Kaplan International)Business: Communication (West Valley Campus) - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Business, Communication
    Location
    Phoenix, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    34,398USD
  • Accademia del LussoFashion Styling and Communication - BA (Hons) (with placement)

    • 30 months
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Oct
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Communication
    Location
    Milan, Italy
    Next start date
    October 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    21,350EUR
  • University of PortsmouthMedia and Communication - BA (Hons) (with foundation)

    • 3 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Sep
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Media, Communication
    Location
    Portsmouth, UK
    Next start date
    September 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    18,100GBP

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What are the top communication postgraduate programs abroad?

  • Dallas Baptist UniversityBusiness Administration: Communication - Dual MA/MBA

    • 3 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Jun
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Communication, Business Administration
    Location
    Dallas, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    19,872USD
  • University of NicosiaElectrical Engineering: Signal Processing and Communications - MSc

    • 18 months
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Feb, Jun
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Signal Processing, Communication
    Location
    Nicosia, Cyprus
    Next start date
    February 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    13,860EUR
  • University of Colorado DenverCommunication - MA

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Jun, Aug
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Communication
    Location
    Denver, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    18,344USD
  • Colorado State UniversityCommunication Studies - MA

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Communication
    Location
    Fort Collins, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    32,058USD
  • GBSB Global Business SchoolCommunication and Future Marketing (Madrid) - MA

    • 9 months
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Communication
    Location
    Barcelona, Spain
    Next start date
    January 2025 +4 more
    Annual tuition fee
    8,900EUR

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Future communication careers

A degree in communication will give you a wide variety of transferable skills that all employers value. Most organizations rely on internal and external communication, so you won’t be short of options when looking for a career after graduation. Some popular job roles for communication graduates include:

  • Human relations manager
  • Journalist
  • Social media manager
  • Communications officer
  • Public relations manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Advertising executive
  • Copywriter
  • Web content manager

To help you work out which path is right for you, make use of the university’s career services if they have one. They can help you work out which role could suit you and help you find work placements or graduate positions.

If you already know what job you want after university, make sure you choose a degree program that will give you the right skills for that role.

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