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  • Combine your professional health knowledge with superior communication skills and proficiency with media technologies.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Study the distribution of creative content in new media, television, radio, print, internet, mobile technologies, advertising, and public relations.
  • Graduate for a career as a health and nutrition writer, health promotion officer and educator, health print and online editor, or marketer and manager in nutritional product promotion.
QTAC course code 429512
QUT course code IX70
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2018 February
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Creative Industries Faculty
  • Faculty of Health
Enquiries Ask a question about this course
CRICOS code 077702M
  • Academic
  • Advertising Professional
  • Communication Specialist
  • Communication Strategist
  • Educator
  • Government Officer
  • Health Educator
  • Health Information Manager
  • Health Privacy Officer
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Information Officer
  • Internet Professional
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • Media or Communications Adviser
  • Media Producer
  • Nutritionist
  • Organisational Communication Specialist
  • Policy Officer
  • Public Health Officer
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Public Servant
  • Publishing Professional
  • Web Designer


Why choose this course?

Health professionals with superior communication skills and the ability to use the power of media technologies will make significant contributions to improving quality of life, both locally and internationally. In this course you will examine innovative ways to promote healthy lifestyle choices and prevent diet-related disease through mass communication.

After introductory studies in human anatomy, health science, and communication, you will complete units that explore health education and behaviour, exercise and sports nutrition, and all facets of media including social platforms, mythbusting, and globalisation.

During final year, you will have the opportunity to complete a professional placement in industry or complete a project that will refine your skills in development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. 

Career outcomes

This degree will prepare you for a number of careers including:

  • health communication specialist
  • health and nutrition writer and/or online editor
  • nutritional health promotion officer and educator
  • marketer or manager in nutritional product promotions, and
  • e-health marketer. 

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of Public Health Association of Australia and the Nutrition Society.

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Blue card: you will need a valid blue card to complete practical placements in this course. 

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Media and Communication/Bachelor of Nutrition Science

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 384 credit points comprising 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Media and Communication and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Nutrition Science. You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Study Overseas

Study overseas while gaining credit towards your QUT degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners. Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in either degree area, depending on how they match with your QUT course. For more information, visit QUT student exchange.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

I did not complete secondary school in Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

    Don't meet the academic requirements? We can help!

    We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

    When you apply for this course, we will recommend which pathway course you should enrol in.

    Subject prerequisites

    • Maths B
    • Chemistry

    You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies. Recommended Study: One of Maths C, Physics, Biology, Health Education or Physical Education.

    I completed secondary school in Australia

    Guide to entry cut-offs

    These cut-offs are based on the previous application period. The actual cut-offs may be higher or lower.

    OP 11
    Rank 76
    Did you get an OP 1-5?

    If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

    Minimum English language requirements

    We accept English language proficiency scores from a variety of tests. If you completed a test that was not IELTS, check which English language test scores we accept.

    You must have taken your test no more than 2 years before your QUT course starts.

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    Speaking 6.0
    Writing 6.0
    Reading 6.0
    Listening 6.0
    Overall 6.5

    Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

    We offer English language courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

    When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

    Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

    If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre.

    Course fees

    Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

    Additional Costs

    There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.


    2018: $31,500 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

    Scholarships and financial support

    You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

    These scholarships are available for this course:

    View all undergraduate scholarships


    How to apply for Bachelor of Media and Communication/Bachelor of Nutrition Science

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    1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3
    2. Checked important dates
    3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
    4. Checked costs and scholarships
    5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
    6. Gathered supporting documents

    All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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