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Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/ Bachelor of Business - SCMG01

Course Code: SCMG01
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society
Canberra Business School
UAC Code: 361528
CRICOS Code: 098999D
Selection Rank: 65
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Learn the business of politics

Discover the principles, concepts and issues that are shaping our world and combine these with the core disciplines of business and management to open an exciting and challenging future involving international politics, national security, business and innovation.

UC’s Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/Bachelor of Business double degree will cover a range of topics designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and strategies behind business and politics around the world – and then explore how issues such as Brexit, the Trump presidency, war, energy security and marriage equality and how they have the potential to influence change on a global scale.

The course will also teach you how to develop high level theoretical and empirical analysis and interpretation skills and use these to academically critique international issues, such as democratically informed citizenship, contemporary issues in politics and policy, national security, the challenges of modern terrorism, and contemporary regional politics in the Asia Pacific in an international context.

Based in Canberra, the centre of political influence in Australia, this course will also give you unrivalled access to a network of professional and government contacts, practical exposure and the opportunity to study real-world situations through project work, internships and mentorships.

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

  • study theories, institutions, policies and practices in the disciplines of politics and international relations in both a contemporary and historical context
  • explore critical business theories and strategies in relation to management, marketing, human resources, entrepreneurship and innovation and international business
  • recognise and assess political change at a local, regional and international level
  • apply in-depth knowledge of political science and international relations in a rapidly changing geo-political environment
  • develop exceptional theoretical and technical business management skills
  • examine the political pressures and challenges that societies, governments, security forces and businesses currently face
  • cultivate effective change management skills
  • evaluate and apply a range of research methods and analytical techniques to enhance your critical thinking, communication and problem-solving abilities in an Australian and international context.

Career opportunities

The UC Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/Bachelor of Laws double degree is a unique qualification that offers highly transferrable skills. Gain access to a wide range of positions both locally and international, including as a:

  • mmber of Parliament
  • public affairs consultant
  • political researcher
  • political advisor
  • management consultant
  • intelligence officer
  • national security adviser
  • foreign policy adviser
  • border control adviser
  • surveillance officer
  • consular officer
  • political adviser
  • diplomat
  • political journalist
  • program director
  • international development worker
  • campaign director.

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:

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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If your course contains an open elective component of 12 credit points or more you may like to complete a breadth major or minor. 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


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Politics and International Relations B Politics&IntlRel
Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) BBus (Entrepreneurship&Innovation)
Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) BBus (HumanResMgt)
Bachelor of Business (International Business) BBus (IntlBus)
Bachelor of Business (Management) BBus (Mgt)
Bachelor of Business (Marketing) BBus (Mktg)
Bachelor of Business (Service Management) BBus (ServiceMgt)
Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) BBus (SportMgt)

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship & Innovation) Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) Bachelor of Business (Management) Bachelor of Politics and International Relations Bachelor of Business (Marketing) Bachelor of Business (Service Management) Bachelor of Business (International Business)

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.

Professional Accreditation

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Course Learning Outcomes

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Course Duration

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


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