Bachelor of International Relations with Bachelor of Media

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.
  • Gain industry experience with organisations such as major media networks and outlets.

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  • Get a clear understanding of big picture global politics
  • Combine it with media savvy and industry experience
  • At a top 1% university

Entry Requirements

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 324261
2021 CSP ATAR 65
2021 CSP IB 24
Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 70
Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 25
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
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2021 Admissions Data for school leavers
ATAR
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 63
Median ATAR to receive an offer 80.5
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 93.7
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 65
Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 84.68
Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 97.2
Minimum eligibility score 65
Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
Selection Criteria
Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. 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). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
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. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
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 To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2022. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2022 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2021 or 2020), 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 2020). 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 Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Other Entry Pathways
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 324261

Student Profile
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2021
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
N/A N/A
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/A
(C) Work and life experience
(admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
<5 N/A
(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 <5 N/A
All students 8 100.0%

Fees and Scholarships

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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, ...

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Last updated: Wednesday, 22 Sep 2021