International Studies/Media (Public Relations & Advertising)


Want to take your PR and advertising career overseas?

Are you curious about the world you live in? Do you have a gift for persuasive communication and a flair for languages? Then a dual degree which will allow you to develop your international studies knowledge to communicate global issues might be just the right degree for you.

The Bachelor of International Studies will challenge you to examine the dynamics of global and regional change, explore key developments in international politics and economics, and evaluate why the world is changing around us.

The Bachelor of Media in Public Relations and Advertising will explore creativity, interactivity, ethics, sustainability and engagement, to equip you to be a strong leader who inspires innovation and change at all levels of society.

Overseas exchange

You will learn through experience as you live and study in another country on a one year exchange program, plunging headfirst into local language and customs. UNSW has over 200 partner universities in over 38 countries and no need to worry, your overseas classes can be taken in English.


The Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Media (PR & Advertising) is a rigorous five-year degree which includes studies in the area of:

  1. International Studies
  2. Media, PR & Advertising studies
  3. Language Studies
  4. A Major Stream
  5. Overseas Study Program


This dual degree prepares graduates for international careers in PR and Advertising. Our graduates can be found in a variety of industries worldwide, from government to private sectors to non-for-profit, in roles relevant to public relations, media relations and organisational communication.


International Studies

Vocational placements

As a student in Arts & Social Sciences you have the option to enrol in a degree credit internship course.

Our internship program provides an exciting opportunity for International Studies students to put theory into practice and gain valuable professional experience.

Getting involved

Our students have further opportunities to gain ‘real world’ experience through a variety of options both locally and globally, including:

  • projects in coursework
  • volunteer and paid roles (find out more on the UNSW Careers and Employment website)
  • leadership in student organisations

Media (PR & Advertising)

Practical experience

Students in the Bachelor of Media in PR & Advertising can gain relevant practical experience in a number of ways.

Opportunities include:

  • third year portfolio project or media internship
  • elective internship through the Arts & Social Sciences Vocational Placement (Internship) course
  • elective production courses from a wide range of faculties across UNSW, including Art & Design, Built Environment, Computing Science, and Engineering
  • use of advanced multimedia labs, digital video production, post production facilities, animation and audio studios for relevant courses


A year-long honours program is available for high achieving students in the Bachelor of PR & Advertising.

Honours is an intensive study program that provides the opportunity to engage in specialised research, to further develop analytical skills and expand your graduate options.


Degree program structure and academic rules information:

If you are a current student, please refer to the Online Handbook in the year you commenced your degree.