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Bachelor of Arts in International Studies / Bachelor of Public Relations - 993AA

Course Code: 993AA
Course Version: 3
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): Discipline of Humanities
Discipline of Communication
CRICOS Code: 065736M
English Language Requirements:



Public relations is the management function that enables organisations to communicate with internal and external audiences to achieve mutual understanding. It is a growing profession that is practised internationally. This course will provide students with the theoretical understanding and practical skills required to work as a public relations professional for private enterprise, a government organisation or a not-for-profit body.

The International Studies degree investigates the interplay of cultural, political and economic forces in the regional and global arena, and allows students to develop an understanding of intercultural communication.

Students may choose to exit the degree after the equivalent of three years full-time study and take out the single BA International Studies degree. These students must consult their course convener during second year to ensure that they will be able to meet the course requirements.

Admission Requirements

Normal UC admission requirements to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements


Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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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


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies BA IntlSt
Bachelor of Public Relations B PubRel

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Public Relations Bachelor of Arts in International 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.

This course is closed to new admissions from semester 1, 2013. Please refer to course 224JA Bachelor of Arts in International Studies/Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations.

Professional Accreditation

The double degree is not formally professionally accredited but the Public Relations component is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) and graduates are eligible to become professional members of the PRIA.

Graduate Employment

This combined degree course enables students to follow an international career in public relations, either working in Australia for an international organisation, or working internationally.

Course Duration

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


Refer to individual courses.

International Exchange Opportunities

An international exchange semester is highly recommended for the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies component. Depending on the course structure of the other degree, students will be advised which semester is most appropriate to go on exchange to a UC partner university overseas to further their studies.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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