Bachelor of Politics and International Relations

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.

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Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

3 years

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Course code


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Career Outcomes

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 operating at a national level, political practices, governance and policy, national security and border control
  • understand political institutions at an international level including foreign policy, globalisation and post-globalisation
  • develop competence in a range of research methods and analytical techniques
  • choose an elective major from a wide range of options including political communication, international studies, international business and national security studies.

Career Opportunities

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

Work Integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is all about learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. At UC it is an essential component of most of our courses and reinforces our commitment to preparing highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge. Throughout your course you will have the opportunity to engage in WIL via internships, clinical placements, industry and community projects, professional mentoring and simulated workplace settings.

Course details

Sample study plan


  • Government-Business Relations
  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to International Business
  • Introduction to Politics and Government
  • Politics and Democracy
  • Problem Analysis and Statistics
  • Problem Evaluation and Resolution


  • Cybercrime
  • Global Challenges in Governance
  • Governance for Environmental Sustainability
  • International Relations
  • National Security
  • Public Policy in the Theory and Practice
  • Open Major (x2)


  • Climate Change and Sustainable Business Futures
  • Identity Politics and Public Policy
  • Politics and Security in the Asia-Pacific
  • Politics in Developing Nations
  • Open Elective (x4)

Course specific

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.


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