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Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/Bachelor of Science in Psychology - 148JA

Course Code: 148JA
Course Version: 3
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society
Discipline of Psychology
UAC Code: 361508
CRICOS Code: 071080G
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

The diagnosis for your career? Global opportunities.

If you’re (deeply) contemplating a career in psychology within a government department, in foreign affairs or for a global development organization, this Double Degree will ensure you’re adept at a range of personal and cognitive proficiencies that will give you an insightful advantage in this intriguing sector.  

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the disciplinary contexts of politics and international relations, study the nuances of economics, public administration and national security, and fine-tune your research techniques and analytical abilities.

Your psychology stream will introduce you to a range of experimental, physiological and psychopathology contexts, challenge your independent thinking skills, and, along with your accreditation by the APAC and the APS, enable you to be a positive agent for change in a national or global arena. Psyched!

Combine a Bachelor of Politics and International Relations / Bachelor of Science in Psychology and you will:

  • gain an in-depth understanding of the disciplinary perspectives of politics and international relations and in the science in psychology
  • learn how political institutions operate including at the national and international levels
  • develop an understanding of a research methods, analytical techniques and the ability to apply these to research tasks
  • develop generic skills and attributes that will you prepare you for your professional life, including critical thinking and professional ethics.

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

Opportunities exist for Bachelor of Politics and International Relations / Bachelor of Science in Psychology graduates in a range of job sectors, including in:

  • Business and International Organisations
  • State and Federal Government
  • Non-Government Agencies
  • Government Administration and Planning
  • National and International Business
  • Political Research Organisations
  • Political and Security Analysis
  • Foreign Affairs
  • International Development Organisations
  • The Intelligence Community
  • The Diplomatic Service
  • Psychology Sector.

Course specific information

Applicants must meet normal university requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree course.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
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

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Assumed Knowledge

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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 Science in Psychology BSc Psych
Bachelor of Politics and International Relations B Politics&IntlRel

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Politics and International Relations Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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.


Professional Accreditation

Accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

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, as policy analysts and psychologists.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
To provide an in-depth understanding of politics and international relations and science in psychology 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.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 advanced understanding of the disciplinary perspectives of politics and international relations and science in psychology. 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.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.
Provide an understanding of science in psychology. 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.
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 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.
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 eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

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

Diploma of Political Studies, Associate Degree of Political Studies.

Offerings

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

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