Bachelor of Arts in International Studies/Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations (224JA.3)




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
Become a PR guru - on a global level!
Is this your ultimate job description? A PR professional with one of the world's top global organisations, who has top-notch language proficiency, accomplished presentation techniques and an ability to work ethically and responsibly in complex political, cultural, social and media environments .
If it's a yes, then look no further than this Double Degree. In this course you'll learn about cross-cultural negotiation, strategy development and risk assessment, and you'll examine the interplay of cultural, political and economic forces across the globe. Enhanced by an international exchange semester, you'll also have the opportunity to work on real projects for real clients (dust off that passport!), and after graduation, be eligible for professional PRIA membership.
Combine a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies / Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations at UC and you will:
acquire the essential analytical skills for research, problem-solving, project-planning and strategy development
gain an in-depth knowledge of cultural diversity and socio-economic changes within the context of globalization
have the ability to work sensitively and responsibly in complex political, cultural, social and media environments
gain a well-rounded understanding of the social, political and cultural domestic and global contexts in which public relations is practiced
develop a conceptual and practical understanding of ethical practice, social responsibility and the legal frameworks of public relations
acquire an understanding of the principles of risk and crisis and of political communication in the context of professional practice.
Work-integrated learning
In this course, you can undertake an internship unit as part of the Faculty of Arts and Design's commitment to supporting work-integrated learning, which will enhance your employability and ensure you're armed with the right mix of skills and knowledge to take a super-confident leap into your future career.
Career opportunities
Opportunities exist for Bachelor of Arts in International Studies / Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations graduates in a range of domestic and international sectors including in:
International Business
Government Agencies (including Foreign Affairs)
Investment Banking
Financial Institutions
United Nations Agencies
Journalism and Media
Tourism and Trade
Humanitarian Aid
Human Rights Organisations
International Development Organisations


Which department am I in? Faculty of Arts and Design

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

English language requirements: International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Academic - 6.0 overall with no band score below 5.5; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): IBT - Overall score of 60 with no skill score below: R3: 10, L: 9, S: 16, W: 19; Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic - 50 with no skill score below 42; Cambridge English Scale (CES) - 169 with no individual sub-score below 162; Occupational English Test (OET) - No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course. (i.e.) Year 12 qualification
Other English language requirements: TOEFL (PTE) 50-57; CAE - 52.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by this university
University of Canberra offers below pathways courses for this subject Diploma of Communication (Extended) (952AA.4)
Diploma of Communication (951AA.4)
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
TAFE Queensland
Australian Pacific College

Full Time (Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.)

A$25,400.00 (US$ 19,868) per year

12 February 2018, 6 August 2018

University of Canberra University Drive, BRUCE, Australian Capital Territory, 2617, CANBERRA, Australia