Bachelor of International Relations with Bachelor of Media

Degree Type Double Degree
Duration 4 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 324261
CRICOS 052491A

Why combine International Relations with Media?  

International relations is about understanding “big picture” themes like trade, governance and human rights. Media professionals, meanwhile, strive to engage the public with these critical matters.

On completion of this double degree, you’ll be uniquely placed to pursue a range of influential careers—from political journalism to government and public relations roles.

What will you do?

  • Explore global challenges and foreign policy in depth.
  • Build skills in digital and interactive media, writing, research, reporting, radio and video production.
  • Pursue foreign language electives to boost your employability.
  • Get industry experience with major media networks and outlets.

For more info

  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Media
  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 324261
    2018 CSP ATAR 66
    2018 CSP IB 24
    Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 70
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    2018 Admissions Data for school leavers
    ATAR
    (raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
    Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 57.15
    Median ATAR to receive an offer 68.05
    Highest ATAR to receive an offer 97.1
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
    Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 68.05
    Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 68.1
    Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 99.95
    Minimum eligibility score 65
    Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
    Selection Criteria
    Recent Secondary Education You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors ).
    Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.

    Please note the subject prerequisite for this program must be met by all applicants - either completion of a SACE Stage 2 language subject (or equivalent), or the successful completion of at least one language course (3 units or equivalent) at a tertiary institution. The completed language course does not need to be in the same discipline that the student intends to pursue in the Bachelor of Languages.

    Vocational Education and Training (VET) study You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.

    Please note the subject prerequisite for this program must be met by all applicants - either completion of a SACE Stage 2 language subject (or equivalent), or the successful completion of at least one language course (3 units or equivalent) at a tertiary institution. The completed language course does not need to be in the same discipline that the student intends to pursue in the Bachelor of Languages.

    Work and life experience You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2019. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2019 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2018 or 2017), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2017). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 324261

    Student Profile
    Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2018
    Number of students Percentage of all students
    (A) Higher Education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    1 12.5%
    (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/A N/A
    (C) Work and life experience
    (admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    2 25.0%
    (D) Recent secondary education:
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
      (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
    5 62.5%
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
      (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
    N/A N/A
    • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
      (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
    N/A N/A
    International students N/A N/A
    All students 8 100.0%

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 052491A
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 70
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 25
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 17
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 25
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 6
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 65
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.6
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 74
    ISC & CBSE [India] 60%
    ISBE [India] 70%
    SAT (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 1120
    AP (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 6
    Abitur 3.7
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.2
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 2.67
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 70
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 70
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 339
    ANU Foundation Studies 64
    Monash Foundation Year 67.5
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 70
    UNSW Foundation Year 6.5
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.5
    Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 56
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.0
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 70
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Pathway Programs
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $6,575

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $32,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Potential careers

    Political Adviser, Politician, Diplomatic corps, Product and Advertising Manager, Production Assistant, Public Servant, Publishing, Feature Writer, Film Director, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Aid Worker, Tourism, Humanitarian / Aid Worker, International Development Worker, Writer, Community Development Officer, PR Advisor, Community Outreach Worker, Community Project Manager, Social Inclusion Officer, Social Media Strategist, UN Human Rights Officer, ...

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Year 1 S1 MDIA 1002
    Introduction to Media
    MDIA 1007
    Digital Platforms
    POLIS 1104
    Introduction to Comparative Politics
    Language Level I
    (*if exempt from
    language studies:
    International Relations Closed Elective Level II)
    S2

    MDIA 1004
    Exploring TV & Radio

    ARTS 1007
    The Enquiring Mind
    POLIS 1102
    Introduction to International Relations
    Language Level I
    (*if exempt from
    language studies:
    International Relations Closed Elective Level II)
    Year 2 S1 MDIA 2301
    Media Policy and Media Law
    MDIA 2302
    Media Research Methods
    POLIS 2114
    Approaches to International Relations
    Language Level II
    (*if exempt from
    language studies:
    International Relations Closed Elective Level II)
    S2 MDIA 2306
    Approaches to Media
    MDIA 2336
    Digital Storytelling
    International Relations Closed Elective Level II or III Elective Level II
    (or optional
    Language Minor)
    Year 3 S1 MDIA 3207
    Media Industry Transitions
    6 units
    International Relations Closed Elective Level II or III Elective Level III
    (or optional
    Language Minor)
    S2 MDIA 3310
    Professional Practice
    Media Closed Elective Level II or III International Relations Closed Elective Level II or III Elective Level III
    (or optional
    Language Minor)
    Year 4 S1 Elective Level
    II or III
    Media Closed Elective Level III One 6-unit course from:
    POLIS 3107
    International Relations Internship
    or
    POLIS 3108
    International Relations Practice
    S2 Elective Level
    II or III
    Elective Level
    II or III
    International Relations Closed Elective Level
    II or III
    International
    Relations Closed
    Elective Level
    II or III
    Current students, please see the Study Plan Templates
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Last updated: Thursday, 27 Jun 2019