Bachelor of Arts - International Studies / Bachelor of Communication - Public Relations

University of Canberra

This combined degree course enables students to follow an international career in public relations, either working in Australia for an international organisation, or working internationally. Public relations is the management function that enables organisations to communicate with internal and external audiences to achieve mutual understanding. It is a growing profession that is practised internationally. This course will provide students with the theoretical understanding and practical skills required to work as a public relations professional for private enterprise, a government organisation or a not-for-profit body. The International Studies degree investigates the interplay of cultural, political and economic forces in the regional and global arena, and allows students to develop an understanding of intercultural communication. This is enhanced by foreign language study and a highly recommended international exchange semester. Students may choose to exit the degree after the equivalent of three years full-time study and take out the single BA International Studies degree. These students must consult their course convener during second year to ensure that they will be able to meet the course requirements.

Course Fee:

International: $108,800

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent


96 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

International studies; Public relations

Study Pathways:

Exit awards: Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations; Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. Honours is available.


The Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA). Students are eligible to become professional associate members immediately on graduation and full members after two years of professional practice.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00212K

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
UC College, Bruce No info No Full time 4 years
Canberra No info No Full time 4 years
The University of Canberra is located in Australia's national capital. The University provides professionally based undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. They engage in applied research to support government, business and the professions regionally, nationally and internationally.

Provider CRICOS: 00212K

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