What will I learn?

International relations is about understanding “big picture” themes like trade, governance and human rights. Media professionals, meanwhile, strive to engage the public with these critical matters.

On completion of this double degree, you’ll be uniquely placed to pursue a range of influential careers—from political journalism to government and public relations roles.

What will you do?

Explore global challenges and foreign policy in depth.
Build skills in digital and interactive media, writing, research, reporting, radio and video production.
Pursue foreign language electives to boost your employability.
Get industry experience with major media networks and outlets.

Potential careers

Political Adviser, Politician, Diplomatic corps, Product and Advertising Manager, Production Assistant, Public Servant, Publishing, Feature Writer, Film Director, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Aid Worker, Tourism, Humanitarian / Aid Worker, International Development Worker, Writer, Community Development Officer, PR Advisor, Community Outreach Worker, Community Project Manager, Social Inclusion Officer, Social Media Strategist, UN Human Rights Officer, ...

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,500.00 (US$ 22,884) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected December 2019

More details

Start date

2 March 2020, 27 July 2020


The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,


South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification. United Entrance Certificate (UEC) 5. IELTS: Overall 6.5; Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 6; TOEFL Internet-based: Overall 79, Reading and Listening: 13, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson – Overall 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50 and Cambridge - Overall 176, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing – 169.

For international students

Students are required to complete Secondary School Qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12.

Entry requirements vary from country to country.

IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The University of Adelaide College

About this uni

The University of Adelaide works alongside governments, businesses, and other universities across Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Based in South Australia.
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
  • Top 10 on The Economist’s list of world’s most liveable cities