The University of Notre Dame Australia

Bachelor of Arts (Politics and Journalism) / Bachelor of Behavioural Science

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01032F

The Bachelor of Arts (Politics and Journalism) includes a specialised collection of courses drawn from politics, international relations and journalism. The course equips students with a critical understanding of government and politics as well as journalism practices and the evolving media landscape. It is both theoretical and practical. The course develops transferable skills, including the ability to think critically, creatively and ethically, solve problems innovatively, be culturally and globally aware, communicate effectively, and engage in life-long learning.The Bachelor of Behavioural Science is a unique trans-disciplinary social science based on a foundation of critical psychology, political science, cultural studies and sociology. Integrating specialised knowledge developed in these social science disciplines, and with a strong focus on critical psychology, means that the degree provides the nexus between understandings and practices of traditional psychology and social work. Students develop an understanding of their place and role in society as well as respect for social and cultural diversity. Embedded within the degree is a specific emphasis on the assumptions and practices that promote substantive reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Students are encouraged to incorporate political, economic, cultural and other social influences that promote or obstruct human behaviour. They learn to analyse the individual, group, and societal levels to examine how people respond to the various situations they experience; this includes the influences that institutions and systems have on people. Graduates work with those who may be experiencing marginalisation to develop and support social justice based on empowerment and liberation. They critically evaluate information and apply professional reflexive practice to any career that requires analysis and interpretation of human behaviour to promote wellbeing.

Structure

Must complete a minimum of 800 Units of Credit, which include the following required and elective courses: • 50 Units of Credit from two (2) Core Curriculum Courses • 75 Units of Credit from three (3) compulsory Courses • 175 Units of Credit from three (3) compulsory and four (4) elective Politics and International Relations Courses • 175 Units of Credit from three (3) compulsory and four (4) elective Journalism Courses • 300 Units of Credit from twelve (12) compulsory Behavioural Science Courses • 25 Units of Credit from one (1) general elective.

Subjects

  • Behavioural science
  • Journalism
  • Politics and international relations

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants with recent Secondary Education: Indicative ATAR of 70 with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) OR Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 24 OR Completed AQF Certificate IV or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature, or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD)
  • Applicants with Higher Education Study: Other university studies completed at undergraduate level or higher, a minimum of 4 successfully completed subjects
  • OR Successful completion of the Notre Dame Tertiary Pathway Program or of another Enabling Program at a level deemed sufficient by the University
  • Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study: Completed AQF Certificate IV or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Study pathways

Applicants may consider a Notre Dame Australia enabling program as an entry pathway.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Fremantle International: $137,600
  • ATAR: 70
Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years

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