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What will I learn?

This double degree in Communications and International Studies encompasses a wide range of units including a core program of media studies.

Students in this double degree also have the opportunity to extend their combined studies through a semester studying abroad. In addition, students complete an internship in their Communications Major.

The Bachelor of International Studies examines the relationships of societies, cultures, languages and systems of government within the international system. It will develop your capacity to analyse the historical development of relations among nation states and contemporary political, social and cultural issues, such as globalisation, transnationalism and migration.

The Bachelor of Communication encompasses a wide range of units in the field of communication with a core program of media studies, practice and theory, and specialised Major sequences in advertising, journalism, and public relations.

Course structure:

Students can choose 1 major from 5 majors:

Journalism, Advertising, media arts production, Public affairs, International Relations.

Your career

As a graduate of this double degree, you can look forward to career opportunities in:

  • Media Buying and Research
  • Advertising
  • Production Management
  • Education and Research
  • State and Federal Public Services
  • Policy Development

Which department am I in?

School of Humanities and Communication Arts

CRICOS

088185C

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,080.00 (15,44,554) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

Western Sydney University

Parramatta South Campus,

Victoria Road,

RYDALMERE,

New South Wales,

2116, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Successful completion of Year 12 or an equivalent qualification. International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.5 overall score (min 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL internet-based score of 82: Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

For international students

Students must have Successful completion of Year 12 or an equivalent qualification.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 overall score (min 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL internet-based score of 82: Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Western Sydney University The College
  • Academies Australasia
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About Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University is among the world’s top 2% of universities and places students at the very heart of the University experience.

  • Ranked in the top 250 universities globally by THE
  • Ranked 34 in Young Universities globally
  • Offering more scholarships that ever before
  • 49,200 Students, 6,300 International Students