Bachelor of Government and International Relations

Program code

1389

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points

240

Commencing in

For Continuing Students Only

Why choose this program?

This degree will provide you with a deep understanding of policy, politics and power in the modern world, and the forces that shape these dynamics at the global and domestic levels. You'll learn about political institutions and processes, business-government relations, and foreign policy and globalisation.

In your first year, you will develop your understanding of politics and international relations. In your second and third years, you will expand this knowledge by completing a major and finishing your studies with either a parliamentary internship or a work placement.

Majors

  • International Relations
  • Politics and Public Policy

Second majors

You can choose to complement your studies with a second major:

  • Asian Business
  • Chinese Language
  • Economics
  • International Business
  • Islam-West Relations
  • Italian Language
  • Japanese Language
  • Spanish Language

Honours

Honours is available for this degree (through an additional year of study).

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time on-campus at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. Students may choose to study courses at other campuses if or where the program structure allows.

As a full-time student you will generally attend 12-15 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week. Students may take a reduced study load. You will be classed as a part-time student if you enrol in less than 30 credit points per trimester. International students must maintain a full-time study load.

This program may include some courses which may be scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm and it is expected that if you enrol in these courses you will be available to attend.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

All students will have the opportunity to undertake a Work Integrated Learning project as part of this program. Students can choose from a work placement or parliamentary internship.

My career opportunities

You will find opportunities providing advice to government and business leaders, developing policy and managing programs with domestic and international organisations in areas such as economic, environmental and social policy, diplomacy, and trade relations.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Government and International Relations (1389)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 26.5 $331.25 $26,500.00
2019 Fee Band 26.0 $325.00 $26,000.00
FEE-HELP

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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