Political Communication is about how we gather, analyse, and translate data on political topics such as international relations, public health risks, economical change, and foreign crises, in order to pass key information along to the public and other stakeholders.
This major is ideal if you want to be a direct part of the political process and help advance social change.
- Lead your own industry project or internship within the community.
- Choose courses that shape your communications skills and political knowledge, for example in international politics and relations, economics, and languages.
- Gain training in ethical media practice, including engaging communities, advocacy campaigns, and data analytics.
- Learn from UC’s internationally renowned experts in political science, especially in areas such as humanitarian rights and intervention, EU and European politics, Chinese politics, and crisis communications.
Political Communication major
Complete the compulsory courses for the Bachelor of Communication, along with the following major courses:
Skills in communicating complex information, analysing opinions, and researching important topics will prepare you well for roles in government, non-profit, corporate, and creative communication industries.
Some career pathways could include:
- Political journalism
- Campaign management
- Data analysis
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
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