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Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/ Bachelor of Arts - SCAR02

Course Code: SCAR02
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Government & Policy
School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 361530
CRICOS Code: 099001C
English Language Requirements: There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall academic IELTS or equivalent of 6.0, and a score of not less than 7.0 in both reading and writing. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Master the art of political communication

Combine your love for politics and International relations with your creativity to create a study pathway that accurately captures both your career and personal aspirations, while opening a world of employment possibilities with the UC Bachelor of Politics and International Relations /Bachelor of Arts double degree.

The course critically examines the principles, concepts and issues facing regional politics in the Asia Pacific in an international context, while offering the chance to specialise in one of five creative study pathways: creative writing, cultural and heritage studies, digital media, film production or global studies.

Whichever pathway you choose, the combination of electives will help you develop a high level of critical analytical skills and a comprehensive understanding of how to use creativity to inform, engage, persuade and influence an audience.

Each elective is taught within smaller, more personalised classes, offering students an individually tailored learning environment that ensures they receive the highest level of support and encouragement throughout their UC study journey.

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

  • study theories, institutions, policies and practices in the disciplines of politics and international relations in both contemporary and historical contexts
  • apply in-depth knowledge of political science and international relations in a rapidly changing geo-political environment
  • choose a creative elective that interests you
  • explore a range of cultural heritage and conservation issues
  • employ narrative and the crafting of language to solve problems
  • evaluate and apply a range of research methods and analytical techniques to enhance your critical thinking, communication and problem-solving abilities in Australian and international contexts
  • explore and develop innovative creative strategies
  • evaluate the cultural, historical and theoretical models of corporate and public communication in the context of professional practice
  • graduate with an internationally recognised qualification
  • build an enviable network of industry and government contacts.

Career opportunities

The UC Bachelor of Politics and International Relations /Bachelor of Arts degree is a unique course that offers highly transferrable qualifications. While job options will depend on the creative pathway you choose, here are some of the careers the course could prepare you for:

  • campaign director
  • advertising campaign manager
  • brand manager
  • digital advertising sales manager
  • digital advertising specialist
  • events manager
  • marketing manager
  • media analyst
  • publicist
  • freelance consultant
  • public affairs manager
  • corporate communications manager
  • media manager
  • communication strategist
  • author
  • copywriter
  • journalist
  • playwright
  • screenwriter
  • communications manager
  • publisher
  • editor.

Enquiries

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

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

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
Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) BA (CreativeWrtg)
Bachelor of Arts (Culture and Heritage) BA (Cult&Herit)
Bachelor of Arts (Digital Media) BA (DigitalMedia)
Bachelor of Arts (Film Production) BA (FilmProd)
Bachelor of Arts (Global Studies) BA (GlobalSt)

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Arts (Culture and Heritage) Bachelor of Politics and International Relations Bachelor of Arts (Film Production) Bachelor of Arts (Digital Media) Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) Bachelor of Arts (Global Studies)

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

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $31,500

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.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
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Course Duration

Standard 4 years full time or equivalent. Maximum 10 years.

Honours

Refer to individual courses.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

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Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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