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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.

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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

Types of communication degrees

Communication study abroad programs

Communication undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in communication

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    Anthropology and Communication - BA/BA (Hons) Simon Fraser University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,398 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 47,386 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Digital Publishing and Communication: Digital Media - BA American University of Florence, Italy

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,282 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,825 EUR

    Start date
    August, January, May
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    Communication and Media - BA (Hons) (with foundation) Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,242 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,250 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    BA (Hons) Fashion Branding and Communication - BA (Hons) Arts University Bournemouth, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,606 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,950 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
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    Fashion Promotion and Communication (with Foundation) - BA (Hons) (with foundation) Buckinghamshire New University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,872 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,150 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Associate in communication

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    Communication - AA Elgin Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,655 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,655 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Communication - AA Columbia College, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,550 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Communication - ASc Santiago Canyon College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,680 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,680 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
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    Communication - AA College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Communication - AA Seattle Central College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,575 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,575 USD

    Start date
    June, September, January, April
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Diploma in communication

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    Communications, Culture, and Journalism Studies (Kelowna Campus) - Dip Okanagan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,614 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Journalism and Communications - Dip Holland College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,983 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,997 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Marketing & Communication - UGDip Rhodes International College, Australia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    3,633 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,600 AUD

    Start date
    September, January, April, July
    Show program overview about Marketing & Communication

Certificate in communication

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    Fashion Styling and Communication - Cert (with placement) Accademia del Lusso, Italy

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,781 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,350 EUR

    Start date
    October
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    Communication and Interactive Digital Media - Cert American University of Florence, Italy

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,282 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,825 EUR

    Start date
    August, January, May
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    Computer Networks and Communications - Cert California State University, Sacramento, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,800 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Marketing & Communication - Cert Rhodes International College, Australia

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    3,633 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,600 AUD

    Start date
    September, January, April, July
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    Media and Communications (Foundation) - Cert Bournemouth University International College, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    10 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,398 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,770 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Communication graduate programs

Master's in communication

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    Arts (Thesis): Media and Communication - MA (Thesis) University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,017 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,000 NZD

    Start date
    June, July, August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May
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    Business Administration: Communication - Dual MA/MBA Dallas Baptist University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,872 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,872 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Business Studies: Communication - MBuSt Massey University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,904 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,810 NZD

    Start date
    July, November, February
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    Communication - MA Florida Atlantic University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,456 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,456 USD

    Start date
    January, August
    Show program overview about Communication
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    Communication - MA Carleton University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,656 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,945 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Doctorate in communication

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    Film, Media and Communication - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK
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    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    6 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,152 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,150 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
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    Media and Communication - PhD University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    4,218 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,099 NZD

    Start date
    June, July, August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May
    Show program overview about Media and Communication
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    Media and Communications - PhD University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,006 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 EUR

    Start date
    June, September, February
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    Media & Communication - PhD RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,422 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,560 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
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Diploma in communication

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    Security in Computer Systems and Communications - PGDip EURECOM, France

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    17 months
    Annual tuition fee
    6,402 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in communication

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    Journalism and Communications - PGCert Holland College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    8,055 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,097 CAD

    Start date
    January
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Pathway in communication

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    Media and Communications (Pre-Master’s) - PGP Bournemouth University International College, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,470 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,630 GBP

    Start date
    September
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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.