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Bachelor of Government and International Relations
Bachelor of Government and International Relations

Bachelor of Government and International Relations

  • ID:GU610038
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$29,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$29,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
Estimated Total/program:
$126,327.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

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 Engagement

  • Chinese Language

  • Economics

  • French Language*

  • German Language*

  • Indonesian Language*

  • International Business (Extended)

  • Islam-West Relations

  • Japanese Language

  • Korean Language*

  • Russian Language*

  • Spanish Language

* Available via cross-institutional study at University of Queensland. These languages are only available to students enrolled at the Nathan campus.

Honours

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

CRICOS CODE: 077995D

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Year 1

You must complete the following courses (students electing to complete two majors are advised to contact their Program Director for advice in planning their program):

  • Introduction to Politics - 1101GIR

  • International Relations - 1001GIR

  • Foundation courses for second major

OR

  • Listed and/or Free-choice electives

  • Listed and/or Free-choice electives

OR

  • Courses for second major

  • The Mechanics of Power - 1102GIR

  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia - 1003GIR

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

  • Introduction to Political Philosophy - 2001GIR

  • Governments, Markets and Communities - 2005GIR

  • International Relations Theory - 2017GIR

  • International Relations major courses

OR

  • Politics and Public Policy major courses

  • Listed and/or Free-choice electives

OR

  • Courses for second major

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

  • International Relations major courses

OR

  • Politics and Public Policy major courses

  • Listed and/or Free-choice electives

OR

  • Courses for second major

  • Employability Elective

  • Power and Policy Making - 3013GIR

  • Parties, Campaigns and Elections - 3019GIR (capstone course)

OR

  • The Politics of Identity: Religion, Culture and Globalisation - 3016GIR (capstone course)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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