4 years full-time
8 years part-time
If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.
This program is scheduled to commence in 2020.
A double degree combining the Bachelor of Government and International Relations with the Bachelor of Communication and Journalism will produce media professionals with the knowledge and understanding to work effectively within local, national and international political context either as journalists, political strategists or media advisors. Through a sophisticated understanding of communication, graduates will be equipped to better navigate the complexity of the global communication network and the diverse communities and stakeholders therein. It will combine specialist training in essential aspects of contemporary media management including the production of key messages, news writing, desktop publishing and social media communication with a deep understanding of public policy making, government, political campaigning and international advocacy. Graduates will be competitive in a range of sectors including government, business and the not for profit sectors.
This program is offered full-time and part-time on-campus at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. As a full-time student you will generally attend 12-16 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. As a part-time student, you will generally attend 6-8 hours of scheduled classes per week.
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.
Communication and Journalism: Employment opportunities include social media coordinator, community and stakeholder engagement officer, digital marketing specialist, communications officer, events manager, social media manager, public relations consultant, public relations professional, strategic communications specialist, media liaison officer, campaign manager, media analyst, promotions officer, copywriter, journalist, reporter, producer, researcher, editor freelance writer, corporate promotions and communications.
Government and International Relations: 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.