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Bachelor of Arts in International Studies/Bachelor of Communication in Journalism - 222JA

Course Code: 222JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
CRICOS Code: 077620B
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


This degree offers students an opportunity to undertake a professional qualification in Journalism while gaining intercultural skills and knowledge. Graduates will be well positioned to work as members of the diplomatic corps and foreign correspondents.

The International Studies degree investigates the interplay of cultural, political and economic forces in regional and global arenas and allows students to develop an understanding of intercultural communication. This is enhanced by foreign language study and a highly recommended international exchange semester.

The Bachelor of Communication in Journalism combines communication and media studies with training to professional standards in journalism. Students study both print and broadcast journalism with the option to specialise in the medium of their choice at third year level.

Graduates find employment within government agencies, newspapers, radio, television, magazines, and in new media. Large organizations also employ graduates in information positions or as media liaison officers.

The single degrees Bachelor of Journalism or Bachelor of Arts in International Studies may be taken out at the end of three years full-time study or equivalent part-time study, provided the student seeks course advice before the end of their first year of study in order to modify the study program for 3rd year.

Admission Requirements

Normal UC admission requirements to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

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Assumed Knowledge

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Course Requirements

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Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies BA IntlSt
Bachelor of Communication in Journalism BComm Jnl

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Communication in Journalism Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Unit Delivery Modes

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Professional Accreditation


Course Duration

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


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UCC Pathway

Diploma of Communication; Diploma of Communication Extended; Diploma of International Studies; Diploma of International Studies Extended.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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