Bachelor of Communication Studies

Single Degree

At the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, we offer a four-year Bachelor of Communication Studies programme for undergraduates interested in majoring in Strategic Communication, Broadcast Media & Cinema Studies, Data Science and Media Studies and/or in Journalism and Media Policies.

Students have the flexibility to specialise in one or more tracks or decide to develop themselves as broad-based communication graduates. With the most comprehensive curriculum, you will graduate with a strong balance of practical and conceptual skills, ready for the challenge of work and life.

Most media isn’t made in classrooms, so WKWSCI’s learning isn’t either. WKWSCI offers experiential learning opportunities for our students to apply what they’ve learnt in an industry-setting, or in overseas experiences.

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Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level 

If you are applying using the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level Examination in the English medium, you need to obtain the following: 

  • H1 level pass in Mathematics or O’ level/equivalent pass in Additional Mathematics 
  • B grade in General Paper (GP) / Knowledge & Inquiry (KI) 
  • At least two passes in subjects at H2 level 

Diploma awarded by a Polytechnic or equivalent institution in Singapore 

You may apply under this category if you are presenting a diploma from 

  • One of the five local polytechnics in Singapore namely:   
    • Nanyang Polytechnic 
    • Ngee Ann Polytechnic 
    • Republic Polytechnic 
    • Singapore Polytechnic 
    • Temasek Polytechnic
  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) 
  • LASALLE College of the Arts 
  • BCA Academy 
  • National Institute of Early Childhood Development 
  • Institute of Technical Education (Work-Study Diploma [WSDip]) 
  • Singapore Sports School – Auckland University of Technology (Diploma in Sports Management & Exercise Science only) 

International Baccalaureate Diploma 

  • Mathematics at Standard Level  
  • Good grade in English at Standard Level 

NUS High School Diploma 

  • Major CAP of 2.0 in Mathematics 
  • Good overall CAP in English Language

International and Other Qualifications 

  • Additional Mathematics at Junior High School Level
  • Good grade in General Paper/English at Senior High School Level


All polytechnic diploma holders from the five local polytechnics listed below are eligible for exemptions of up to 12 Academic Units (AUs).

  • Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • Republic Polytechnic
  • Singapore Polytechnic 
  • Temasek Polytechnic

Exemptions are only given for non-communication courses under the Broadening and Deepening Electives category. All exempted courses do not carry any grades and will not be included in the computation of cGPA. This is an opt-in exercise and all eligible students will receive instructions on this closer to the start of their first semester.   

Year 1: Foundation Courses 
In the first year, students will take core courses and electives of their choice. By receiving an interdisciplinary education, you will be equipped with the fundamentals of theoretical knowledge and practices to prepare you for your further progression.  

Year 2: Choose a Specialisation & Overseas Exchange Opportunities 
In Year 2, students can choose to take electives in areas of study of their choice, with the option of going aboard as part of a semester-long exchange programme. 

Year 3: Electives & Professional Internship (PI) 
When students return in Year 3, they will continue with electives. In semester 2, all students will embark on a 22-week Professional Internship where you will gain first-hand insights to the industry and build up a personal network of contacts prior to graduating.  

Year 4: Electives & Final-Year Project (FYP) 
Final-year students embark on their final-year capstone projects. Many of the projects will achieve a reach wider than just the school, receiving national and international accolades.

Students are required to complete a total of 127AUs under the following course types:  

Major Requirements Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core (ICC)Broadening and Deepening ElectiveTotal AUs
CorePrescribed ElectiveCommon CoreFoundational Core
20 41 17 17 32 127

To meet the graduation requirement, students are also required to complete at least 69 Graded AUs from the total 127AUs requirements.  

The detailed curriculum for Communication Studies can be found at this link.

The undergraduate course listing can be found at this link.

Graduates from the Wee Kim Wee School are sought after by the media giants in Singapore and abroad in industries such as journalism, broadcast and cinema studies, advertising, publishing, human resources management, public administration, arts administration, and creative industries.

Majors and Minors  
The Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information also offers two double major programmes, the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics and Media Analytics, and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology and Media Analytics, together with the School of Social Science. 

Students in the Communication Studies programme can choose to pursue a second major offered by schools within the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Click here to find out more.

Students may also pursue a minor which equips them with broader knowledge and skills, beyond their major disciplines. Refer to this page for more information.

Academic Integrity  
The foundation of good academic work is honesty. Maintaining academic integrity upholds the standards of the University. The responsibility for maintaining integrity in all the activities of the academic community lies with the students as well as the faculty and the University. Academic dishonesty affects the University’s reputation and devalues the degrees offered.  

Please refer to this link for a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

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