What will I learn?

Combine your love for politics and International relations with your creativity to create a study pathway that accurately captures both your career and personal aspirations, while opening a world of employment possibilities with the UC Bachelor of Politics and International Relations /Bachelor of Arts double degree.

The course critically examines the principles, concepts and issues facing regional politics in the Asia Pacific in an international context, while offering the chance to specialise in one of five creative study pathways: creative writing, cultural and heritage studies, digital media, film production or global studies.

Whichever pathway you choose, the combination of electives will help you develop a high level of critical analytical skills and a comprehensive understanding of how to use creativity to inform, engage, persuade and influence an audience.

Each elective is taught within smaller, more personalised classes, offering students an individually tailored learning environment that ensures they receive the highest level of support and encouragement throughout their UC study journey.

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

study theories, institutions, policies and practices in the disciplines of politics and international relations in both contemporary and historical contexts
apply in-depth knowledge of political science and international relations in a rapidly changing geo-political environment
choose a creative elective that interests you
explore a range of cultural heritage and conservation issues
employ narrative and the crafting of language to solve problems
evaluate and apply a range of research methods and analytical techniques to enhance your critical thinking, communication and problem-solving abilities in Australian and international contexts
explore and develop innovative creative strategies
evaluate the cultural, historical and theoretical models of corporate and public communication in the context of professional practice
graduate with an internationally recognised qualification
build an enviable network of industry and government contacts.

Career opportunities

The UC Bachelor of Politics and International Relations /Bachelor of Arts degree is a unique course that offers highly transferrable qualifications. While job options will depend on the creative pathway you choose, here are some of the careers the course could prepare you for:

campaign director
advertising campaign manager
brand manager
digital advertising sales manager
digital advertising specialist
events manager
marketing manager
media analyst
freelance consultant
public affairs manager
corporate communications manager
media manager
communication strategist
communications manager

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Government and Law



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,800.00 (US$ 24,366) 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 students from United States

Applicants must have successful completion of Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent. International Baccalaureate - 26, 31. IELTS Academic: 6.0 overall with no band 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 lowers than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

For international students

Year 12

Overseas qualification

To be eligible you must have an overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 6.0, a score of not less than 7.0 in both reading and writing, and 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