Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of Political Science and International Relations
Griffith University - Gold Coast

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 Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Political Science and International Relations at GU.


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

Communication: Journalism; Strategic Communication

Fee notes

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Admissions Criteria

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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

Assumed knowledge

This program has assumed knowledge. Refer to QTAC’s Course Search.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors





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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, 2024

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Career opportunities

Social media management, public policy analysis, community and stakeholder engagement, digital marketing, events, public relations, strategic or corporate communications, media liaison, campaign management, copywriting, entrepreneurial and start- up organisations, international business, diplomacy and trade, parliamentarian, intelligence and aid, political risk assessment and humanitarian logistics.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

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

Gold Coast