What will I learn?

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:

member 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
political journalist
program director
international development worker
campaign director.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Government and Law



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,300.00 (17,29,122) per year

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

Application deadline

1 December 2021

More details

Start date

7 February 2022, 1 August 2022


University of Canberra

11 Kirinari Street,


Australian Capital Territory,

2617, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Year 12

Overseas qualification

Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 60 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 50 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 169 with no sub-score below 169: Occupational English Test: No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

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

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About University of Canberra

The University of Canberra has some of the highest graduate employment rates in Australia combined with above average starting salaries.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide
  • Ranked among top 10 best universities in Australia
  • Work-Integrated-Learning incorporated into every degree
  • Generous scholarships for international students