• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Discover the principles, concepts and issues that are shaping our world and combine these with the core disciplines of business and management to open an exciting and challenging future involving international politics, national security, business and innovation at this Politics and International Relations with Business from University of Canberra.
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UC recognises how important it is that you are able to continue with your studies while your travel plans are temporarily put on hold due to COVID-19. For this reason, we have developed a carefully selected range of online units for our most popular degree courses, enabling you to commence your study online before transitioning to face-to-face study once travel restrictions are lifted.

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UC’s Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/Bachelor of Business double degree will cover a range of topics designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and strategies behind business and politics around the world – and then explore how issues such as Brexit, the Trump presidency, war, energy security and marriage equality and how they have the potential to influence change on a global scale.

The course will also teach you how to develop high level theoretical and empirical analysis and interpretation skills and use these to academically critique international issues, such as democratically informed citizenship, contemporary issues in politics and policy, national security, the challenges of modern terrorism, and contemporary regional politics in the Asia Pacific in an international context.

Based in Canberra, the centre of political influence in Australia, this course will also give you unrivalled access to a network of professional and government contacts, practical exposure and the opportunity to study real-world situations through project work, internships and mentorships.

Study a Politics and International Relations with Business from University of Canberra and you will:

  • study theories, institutions, policies and practices in the disciplines of politics and international relations in both a contemporary and historical context
  • explore critical business theories and strategies in relation to management, marketing, human resources, entrepreneurship and innovation and international business
  • recognise and assess political change at a local, regional and international level
  • apply in-depth knowledge of political science and international relations in a rapidly changing geo-political environment
  • develop exceptional theoretical and technical business management skills
  • examine the political pressures and challenges that societies, governments, security forces and businesses currently face
  • cultivate effective change management skills
  • evaluate and apply a range of research methods and analytical techniques to enhance your critical thinking, communication and problem-solving abilities in an Australian and international context.

Career opportunities

The UC Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/Bachelor of Laws double degree is a unique qualification that offers highly transferrable skills. Gain access to a wide range of positions both locally and international, including as a:

  • mmber of Parliament
  • public affairs consultant
  • political researcher
  • political advisor

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      Standard 4 years full-time or equivalent. Maximum 10 years.

  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Investigating and Explaining Society 
  • Professional Evidence (Government and Policy)
  • Business Decision Making 
  • Professional Orientation (Business) 
  • Business Research Methods 
  •  International Business Study Tour

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.

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General Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

  • Year 12 ATAR
  • other Australian Qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification
CRICOS Code: 098999D

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32300 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Domestic: Commonwealth Support Place (CSP)

Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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