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Politics and Journalism, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #1315 (BCR) Fremantle, Australia
By blending the study of politics and journalism into a single degree, graduates of this Politics and Journalism program at The University of Notre Dame Australia are equipped to pursue a career in politics, public relations or the media. 
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This specialist Politics and Journalism program at The University of Notre Dame Australia degree will appeal to anyone with a strong interest in both Australian politics and journalism, as it combines the two disciplines into a single course of study. 

In addition to studying Australian politics and international relations, you will receive a solid grounding in media theory plus the opportunity to gain practical experience in various forms of journalism, including print, broadcast and online media.

Key facts

Over the three-year program, you will receive a through grounding in subjects such as politics, history, international relations, Aboriginal studies, economics and the law – an academic grounding which will prove invaluable if you choose to pursue a career in journalism, public relations or a related field. 

Furthermore, our Internship Program gives you a unique insight into the Australian media landscape, where you will take advantage of placements with organisations such as publishing companies, TV studios and radio stations.

Whether you are looking at a career in advertising, journalism, or government policy, a the Bachelor of Arts (Politics & Journalism) will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Writing, Communication and Research
  • Politics, Democracy and Governance in Australia
  • Journalism
  • A History of Western Civilisation
  • World Politics
  • Media and Society

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 045241M

  • HSC Performance Band Results with a Band 4 in English, a minimum average of Bands 4s and an overall minimum average HSC mark of 70% in HSC Category A Courses (or Interstate equivalent). Applicants must be eligible for an ATAR or OP; or
  • Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 24.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    16720 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16720 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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$30,000 - $38,000

Living costs for Fremantle

  • 1700 - 2700 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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