Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
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 public communication by broadening awareness and understanding of another language and culture. International perspectives on public relations and advertising enable UTS graduates to transcend national barriers and be competitive in a global environment. Career options are enhanced by international experience, making students more adept at international and cross-cultural professional practice.
The course is offered on a five-year, full-time basis. Students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major. Students must complete 240 credit points consisting of 24 credit points of core subjects, a 48-credit-point major and potential 48-credit-point second major (subject to application), 24 credit points of cross-disciplinary electives and a 96-credit-point country major choice. Students who do not meet the requirements to study the second major complete elective subjects. Students spend their fourth year of study at a university overseas.
- Citizenship and Communication
- Digital Literacies
- Communicating Difference
- plus more
Standard entry requirements
- Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level. There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program. Entry level to the various language and culture programs depends upon students' prior knowledge of the relevant language. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: 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. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. International students Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.
Career options include advertising copywriter, advertising account executive, communication strategist, community relations manager, marketing communication specialist, media liaison officer, media researcher, political media adviser, public relations consultant, publicity officer and special events coordinator.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has established credit recognition packages with the following institutions for the courses listed: INSEARCH UTS: Diploma of Communication. Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore: Diploma in Media Studies and Management. Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore: Diploma in Communication and Media Management. Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore: Diploma in Mass Communication.
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Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on: Telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222