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Bachelor of Politics and International Relations - 124JA

Course Code: 124JA
Course Version: 3
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Government & Policy
UAC Code: 361503
CRICOS Code: 068975E
Lowest Selection Rank: 70
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Understand the world around you and learn to contribute responsibly

Delve into the inner workings of differing political institutions around the world and explore the complex field of how nations interact. You can be assured that you will receive a broad and up-to-date education in the range of contemporary topics including governance, public policy, public administration, national security and border control. And, also undertake two majors in politics and international relations and governance and policy.

Study a Bachelor of Politics and International Relations at UC and you will:

  • learn about politics and international relations from both a historical and contemporary context
  • develop an advanced understanding of the disciplinary perspectives of politics and international relations
  • understand political institutions and processes such as how to operate at a national level, political practices, governance and policy, national security and border control
  • understand political institutions at an international level including foreign policy, implications of globalisation and post-globalisation
  • develop competence in a range of research methods and analytical techniques
  • enhance your critical thinking, communication and problem solving abilities
  • choose an elective major from a wide range of options including political communication, international studies, international business and national security studies.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Career opportunities

  • State and federal government
  • National and international business
  • Intelligence community
  • Diplomatic service
  • Foreign affairs

Course specific information

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course you can apply for a Bachelor of Management with a major in government and politics.  You’ll then have the option of transferring at the end of first year if your grade average is strong.

Enquiries

Prospective Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au Ph 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email bglstudent@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Normal UC admission requirements to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

Security check for the National Security internships.

Assumed Knowledge

No knowledge is assumed for this course.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Politics and International Relations B Politics&IntlRel

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.
      Research Project: The unit is focused on the delivery of a research project. Attendance at regular classes is not required, however some on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $31,500
2020 CSP $32,300

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Graduate Employment

Graduates from the course can expect to find employment opportunities in a wide range of organisations and posts including business and international organisations, State and Federal government, non-government agencies, government administration and planning, national and international business, political research organisations, international, political and security analysis, foreign affairs, international development organisations, the intelligence community, diplomatic service and as policy analysts.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
To provide an in-depth understanding of politics and international relations paying attention to both the historical and contemporary context. Students will develop analytical and critical capacities as they engage with the complex issues relating to politics and international relations.

Students will be encouraged to develop innovative solutions to problems facing society as they consider, for example, ethical and policy issues relating to politics in an international context.
Provide an advanced understanding of the disciplinary perspectives of politics and international relations. Students will learn to appreciate the values that underpin relations between states and the democratic and non-democratic systems that underpin these.

Students will be able to present arguments and ideas effectively and have the capacity to analyse and assess these arguments.
Provide an understanding of political institutions and processes and how they operate including, at the national level, institutions and practices of politics, governance and policy, national security and border control; and at the international level, foreign policy, international institutions and the implications of globalisation and post-globalisation. Students will develop analytical and critical capacities as they engage with the complex issues relating to politics and international relations.

Students will develop information literacy and numeracy and their competencies in the use of information as they engage wit the disciplinary perspectives and characteristic methods of enquiry of Politics and International Relations studies.

Students will engage with complex ethical and political questions, strategic thinking, and problem solving as they study processes in politics and international relations.

Students will learn to express knowledge, ideas and opinions in politics and international relations, both orally and in written form with confidence and clarity.

Students will be able to select and use appropriate information and communication technology to retrieve, manipulate and present information.
Students will develop an understanding of and competence in a range of politics and international relations research methods and analytical techniques and the ability to apply these to research tasks. Students will develop generic skills and attributes that will equip students for success in professional life including critical thinking and professional ethics. Students will develop information literacy and numeracy as they develop basic competency in a range of politics and international relations research methods.

Students will develop an appreciation of research ethics and related questions of social responsibility.

Students will develop problem solving skills and develop their capacity to work with others to create effective workplace relations.

Students will develop as independent self-directed learners with the capacity and motivation for life-long learning and obtain personal attributes that will allow them to be independent thinkers and agents for change.

Students will be confident in themselves and their own skills and knowledge.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

High achieving students will be eligible to enrol in the fourth year Bachelor of Philosophy Honours program.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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