Undergraduate study in Communication in Leadership

What you can study in Communication in Leadership

You will investigate the fundamental role of communication in leadership through key theories and concepts, the diverse contexts in which leadership operates, and different practices of leadership around the world. 

You will also explore principles and practices of inclusive leadership and communication, the spread of misinformation, public engagement and communication in light of public health emergencies and disasters.

Structuring your major in Communication in Leadership

Communication in Leadership is a major in the Bachelor of Communication. You will need to pass at least 135 points (nine courses) towards the major.

You must pass the following courses as part of your major:

  • Three courses: COMMS 105, 214, 319
  • One course from: COMMS 104, GENDER 101
  • Two courses from: COMMS 200, 213, INNOVENT 203, MGMT 223
  • Three courses from: COMMS 314, MGMT 304, 314, SOCIOL 335

You also need to pass the following core courses for your Bachelor of

  • Three courses: COMMS 100, 101, PHIL 104
  • One course from: DRAMA 100, LINGUIST 100, 101, SCIGEN 101
  • Two courses: COMMS 207, 210
  • Two courses from: COMMS 307, 311, 320, 322


Explore the undergraduate courses you can take. Most students take Stage I courses in their first year, Stage II in their second and Stage III in their third.

Stage I courses
Stage II courses
Stage III courses

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

Our friendly staff will provide you with advice on planning your degree and enrolling in your courses at Student Hubs.

If you would like to find out more about studying Communication, you can contact our Undergraduate Adviser.

You can learn more about BC career paths and opportunities on our Graduate Careers page.

Explore our Stage III internship course and industry placements here.

Discussing the Bachelor of Communication

Associate Professor Luke Goode and Dr Bingjuan Xiong talk about the BC and what students can look forward to studying.