Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Government and International Relations
Griffith University - Nathan

Course outline

This double degree produces media professionals with the knowledge and understanding to work effectively within local, national and international political contexts either as journalists, political strategists or media advisers. Through a sophisticated understanding of communication, graduates will be equipped to navigate the complexity of the global communication network and its diverse communities and stakeholders. The degree combines specialist training in essential aspects of contemporary media management including producing key messages, news writing, 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. For more course information, visit the Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Government and International Relations at GU.

Majors

Government and international relations: international relations; political science and public policy; security, conflict and human rights.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.

Admissions Criteria

For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements

Prerequisites

Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith VET Guarantee and the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit griffith.edu.au/guaranteed-admission.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
65.00
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

96.95

69.20

62.45

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

77.15

68.45

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

<5*

0

0

<5*

0

<5*

0

8

Percentage of all students

<5*

0.0%

0.0%

<5*

0.0%

<5*

0.0%

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

A double degree with Government and International Relations will provide you with a variety of opportunities providing advice to government and business leaders, developing policy and managing programs in areas such as economic, environmental and social policy, diplomacy and trade relations. You may also find a job in foreign ministries, defence departments, and intelligence and aid organisations, or work in political risk assessment and humanitarian logistics, or for organisations such as the United Nations and its agencies. With your strong analytical and critical thinking skills, you’ll be able to pursue work in a broad range of sectors including the government, international organisations, media, political parties, a range of business environments and the not-for-profit sector. Your communication and journalism studies can lead to exciting careers in strategic or public communication, corporate promotions, commercial communication, journalism, freelance writing, creative industries, public relations and communications firms, government and non-government organisations, not-for-profit and aid organisations, media and the film industry, entrepreneurial and start-up organisations.

Course Code
226231
Start Date
Offer rounds
Fee
CSP/$15000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Location
Brisbane