Bachelor of Communication / Bachelor of International Studies



Delivery Mode On campus
Location Parramatta
Duration  5F
Intake Information Semester 1 (Autumn); Semester 2 - (Spring)
Apply Direct Code 1707.3
UAC Code 724525 [Parramatta]
Entrance Rank 74.00 [Parramatta]
Fee Information

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.



Delivery ModeOn campus
Intake InformationSemester 1 (Autumn); Semester 2 - (Spring)
Course Code1707.3
Entrance Rank%globals_asset_contents: 784604%
Fee Information%globals_asset_contents: 784590%

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.


This double degree permits students to undertake multi-skilling into two diverse career paths, providing enhanced marketability to multiple areas of expertise.

The Bachelor of International Studies examines the relationships of societies, cultures, languages and systems of government within the international system. It develops students' capacity to analyse the historical development of relations among nation states and contemporary political, social and cultural issues, such as globalisation, transnationalism and migration. Students complete a major in International Relations and Asian Studies combining studies from a range of discipline areas, including Asian and Islamic Studies, cultural and social analysis, history, politics and philosophy, and a sub-major in Chinese or Japanese.

The Bachelor of Communication encompasses a wide range of units in the field of communication with a core program of media studies, practices and theory, and specialised major sequences in advertising, journalism, and public relations.


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Career Opportunities for the Bachelor of Communication / Bachelor of International Studies

A career in Communications

Depending on your major you may find employment in advertising agencies, corporate communications, direct marketing agencies, new media companies, newspapers, news and current affairs, TV and radio stations, marketing and market research companies, public relations management, copywriting studios. Majors include ;

A career in International Studies

As a graduate of the Bachelor International Studies, you will enjoy a wide range of career options. Employment opportunities may be found in:

  • Business and industry
  • Cultural and public policy
  • Education and research
  • Overseas organisations
  • State and federal public services
  • Trade and tourist organisations

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Academic Profile

Doctor Tanya Notley

Tanya Notley's research and teaching is focused on social change and communication technology. She has 15 years of experience working in the areas of social justice and human rights, community-based and online media initiatives. She has worked primarily in the UK, Germany, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia and Australia.

Tanya's ongoing research projects are focused on:

  • the politics embedded in digital infrast…

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How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the International Admissions pages.