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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Communication (Social and Political Sciences) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

The course combines a professional degree with immersion in another language and culture, enhancing professional training and career options. This combined degree seeks to augment the value of social and political sciences by broadening awareness and understanding of another language and culture.

Social and political sciences come to life in the contemporary world through communication – inter-personal and with the community, and more widely in society and the global public sphere. This cross-disciplinary course investigates society, explores current issues, and questions implications of change and progress in the global community. Students undertake professional studies as well as social, cultural and communication theory and practice so they can ask questions, research issues, develop advocacy skills and develop effective communication strategies.

Combining social, political, historical and philosophical perspectives on how societies work, the course provides students with practical skills in qualitative and quantitative social research methods. Students learn how to understand social issues, think through ways of making a difference, and research, communicate and plan contributions to national and international debates. The course equips students with the knowledge and skills to be involved in diverse organisations engaging with social change.

 

Campus Information

Sydney

Intakes

  • March

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career options include research in think tanks and academia; policy research, analysis and program management in government; management in social services and welfare, including women's, migrant and Indigenous programs; and advocacy in environmental, Indigenous, human rights and overseas development organisations, as well as trade unions.

 

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

India

Successful completion of the All India Senior School Certificate Examination (CBSE) (10+2) with overall grades in best four academic subjects where A1=5, A2=4.5, B1=3.5, B2=3.0, C1=2.0, C2=1.5, D1=1, D2=0.5, or successful completion of the Indian School Certificate Examination (10+2) awarded by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) with an overall percentage grade average in the best four externally examined subjects.

Successful completion of the Higher Secondary School examinations from some state boards with a competitive pass may also be accepted.

Sri Lanka

Successful completion of the Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 3 Advanced level passes at the same sitting.

Pakistan

Successful completion of at least one full-time year of a four-year bachelor's degree at a recognized university or a completed 2 to 3 years bachelor degree at a recognized university.

Bangladesh

Successful completion of at least one full-time year of a four-year bachelor's degree at a recognized university or a completed 2 to 3 year bachelor degree at a recognized university.

Nepal

Successful completion of at least one full-time year of a four-year bachelor's degree at a recognized university or a completed 2 to 3 year bachelor degree at a recognized university.

Minimum English Language Requirements

  • Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0;
    or
  • TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21;
    or
  • AE5: Pass;
    or
  • PTE: 58-64;
    or
  • CAE: 176-184