Bachelor of Arts (Politics & Journalism)

Combining the study of politics and journalism into a single degree, graduates of this program will be equipped to pursue a career anywhere in the world. This degree combines Australian political theory with hands-on experience in various forms of media, so you will be comfortable working in radio, television, print, video, or digital formats.

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() Bachelor of Arts (Politics & Journalism)

Degree Duration

3 Years


Start Dates

February | July

Degree Overview

This specialist Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in Politics & Journalism will appeal to anyone with a strong interest in Australian politics and journalism, combining 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.

The skills you will develop in the Bachelor of Arts (Politics & Journalism) will be attractive to future employers. Being able to research, analyse, interpret, draw conclusions, and problem-solve is what is needed in the flexible workplace of the 21st century. Communication skills in all forms, teamwork, initiative, and adaptability are also at the heart of this version of the Bachelor of Arts degree.

To complete the Bachelor of Arts (Politics & Journalism), you will study 24 courses, including three in Politics & International Relations and eight in Journalism. You will also study one Business course, one History course and two general electives. The choice of courses is designed to improve your analytical and creative skills while imparting essential content knowledge.

This degree offers you the opportunity to participate in our internship program, where you will learn on location in a real work environment such as a publishing company, TV studio or radio station, and get credit towards your degree. Overseas internships are possible.

Service-learning through our Social Justice area combines community service with academic instruction as it focuses on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility. Placements for some courses are in the local community, and there is also the opportunity to take the international version of this course and travel to locations such as Cambodia.

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CRICOS code: 045241M

This degree is available at Sydney and Perth campuses

Why Study this Degree

Graduate job-ready with industry-specific skills and knowledge

Benefit from a unique, personalised approach to education and pastoral care

Lecturers are industry professionals and leaders in their field

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University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth (CRICOS: 01032F)

The University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi-campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth.

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