Combine your passions with a double degree

Want to secure your future with a double degree that prepares you for work across a range of industries?

If you’re passionate about more than one area of study, a double degree at Deakin may be the right choice for you. A double degree lets you study two degrees at once completing both sooner and more cheaply than you would if you did them separately while broadening your career options.

Some double degrees bring together two generalist degrees from vastly different areas, while others are more specialised towards a specific industry. It’s a great option to consider if you’re still deciding what you want to do and have an interest in pursuing study in more than one area of study to carve your own unique career path.

So what are my options?

Arts degrees

Bachelor of Arts/Master of International Relations
Develop a sound understanding of the political forces that shape the world, while graduating with two versatile degrees that sets you up for a global career. Challenge perceptions, test theories and discover solutions to the relationship challenges between countries with the Bachelor of Arts/Master of International Relations. Major in international relations as part of your arts degree and enhance your career options by choosing a complementary major and electives from the 36 disciplines on offer. In the Masters component, you’ll explore global governance and the United Nations, international relations theory, international politics and security and strategy.

Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Do you have a desire to inspire the future generations of tomorrow? If so, you can combine your passion for the arts with a desire to inspire the generations of tomorrow, with a Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary) at Deakin. Our practical school-based learning programs and teaching practicums ensure you’re ready to teach today and into the future. Fast-track your studies and graduate with a postgraduate teaching degree in just four years. You’ll gain hands-on teaching experience and will be supported in all aspects of professional experience. Plus, you’ll have ongoing communication with staff to ensure that you have the best opportunity to develop as a teacher.

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Information Technology
Want a career that is both rich in diverse experience and prepares you for the future? Deakin’s Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Information Technology allows you to have just that. This course equips you with the transferable skills needed to seamlessly move between the roles of the future, along with the technical knowledge and critical thinking skills to not only negotiate but also shape that future. Combining arts with IT will see you graduate with a diverse, in-demand skillset that sets you apart in industry.

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
Are you a creative writer with a passion for science? embrace your creativity with your passion for creative writing and the sciences with a combined Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science double degree. Complement your understanding of science with the invaluable skills like critical thinking and strong communication and open a world of exciting career options once you graduate. Choose your disciplines from communication and creative arts to humanities and social sciences. Create original course combinations with your aspirations in mind and set yourself up to be flexible across the jobs of the future.

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws
With a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws, you will be able to choose from a variety of study areas in social sciences, humanities and the arts and combine it with the area of law that appeals to you the most. These units are taught by active researchers and field workers, so you’ll always be learning the latest industry concepts, legal practice and approaches. Plus, you’ll benefit from their existing connections and insights, giving you a competitive edge to stand out to employers.

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts sets you up with the transferable skills needed to build a career that is rich with diverse experiences. This course allows you to tap into your inner entrepreneurial spirit with a huge range of business and arts specialisations to choose from. This course is perfect for students with an eye to a career in business, who also envisage switching between a variety of roles throughout their life.

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts
Combine majors in commerce with complementary arts major sequences in Deakin’s Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts to create a unique qualification. Learn to think more critically as you gain a strong foundation in all aspects of business with a focus on a commerce major like economics or marketing. At the same time, a complementary choice from Deakin’s arts major sequences will mean you graduate with the balanced education employers want.

Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts is a unique and flexible degree will equip you with a unique skill set that will provide you with diverse career opportunities with a competitive edge in the job market. You will learn to develop specialist knowledge in your chosen disciplines and learn how to apply critical, creative and strategic thinking to solve real-world issues. Your studies in the arts will arm you with transferable skills in communication, research, analysis and problem-solving, making you highly employable in many areas. You’ll also gain a solid grounding in multiple fields of health sciences, preparing you for a successful career in the fastest-growing employment sector in Australia.

Communication degrees

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Advertising)
Deakin’s Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Advertising) empowers you to solve the problems of the future and be part of the next generation of ‘big idea’ thinkers. In this complementary double degree you will learn to think more critically as you gain a strong foundation in all aspects of commerce at Deakin’s world class business school. Choose from nine commerce majors to explore an area of passion and graduate with a world-class, globally recognised degree. At the same time, you will develop an understanding of complex audiences and media effectiveness through your communication (advertising) degree.

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)
Deakin’s Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media) is designed to meet the needs of an increasingly online world. Learn to think more critically as you gain a strong foundation in all aspects of commerce at Deakin’s world class business school. Your commerce degree will arm you with versatile skills that prepare you for the commercial roles of the future. At the same time, learn to produce real-world digital and social media content through your complementary communication (digital media) degree..

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)
Deakin’s Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) empowers you to solve the commercial problems of the future in a world that has never been hungrier for news. In this complementary double degree you will learn to think more critically as you gain a strong foundation in all aspects of commerce at Deakin’s world-class business school. The commerce stream will equip you with technical skills and professional capabilities to become a confident leader in the world of commerce. Authentic and practical learning experiences challenge you to solve real commercial and community issues. 

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)
Deakin’s Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) empowers you to solve commercial problems of the future in a world where reputation is everything. Learn to think more critically as you gain a strong foundation in all aspects of commerce at Deakin’s world-class business school. The commerce stream will equip you with technical skills and professional capabilities to solve real commercial and community issues. At the same time, learn how to build, manage and change the reputation of brands and coordinate relationships between organisations, agencies and the public.

Criminology degrees

Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Cyber Security
If you’re a CSI fan, you will love the Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Cyber Security and it is the only degree of its kind in Australia. You’ll become equipped with key skills in securing data and data communications, as well as investigating and providing solutions to cyber-crime. Understand the inner workings of criminal behaviour while developing a skill set to take on what’s quickly becoming the number one criminal threat to society in cyber-crime.

Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science
Ready to be the next ‘Sherlock Holmes’? The Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science will make you rethink your perception of ‘crime’, while exploring the social justice and rehabilitation themes that intertwine with crime. Not only will you be able to study two of your passions, you’ll graduate with two sought-after degrees and a wealth of study and career options. The psychological science stream of the course is professionally accredited, meaning you can enter the workforce with excellent job opportunities, or continue your studies into further training that leads to registration as a psychologist. In this double degree, you will have the opportunity to complete a criminology practicum in your final year of study. This unit brings your new profession to the classroom (including online) with practitioner-driven seminars, activities bridging theory and practice, and the development of an e-portfolio that can be used for employment or career development.

Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws
Deakin’s Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws gives you a broad understanding of all major legal areas. You’ll explore the inner workings and impacts of criminal behaviour and various responses to it from environmental crime to terrorism and how to use this understanding when making decisions within the criminal justice system.

Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology
The Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology trains you to piece together the many facets of crime, from understanding motives to unlocking hidden details in evidence. Understanding the nature of crime and the motivations behind criminal behaviour is a sought-after skill. By developing skills in these complementary disciplines, you’ll graduate with more career options and a broader perspective of crime.

International studies degrees

Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce
Develop an in-depth knowledge of diverse cultures, languages and globalisation with a study experience that shapes your understanding of international forces. With Deakin’s Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce, you’ll develop your understanding about the international forces shaping government, business and communities, and gain skills to analyse and interpret these forces. Take your business ideas to the world stage. You’ll learn about commerce focuses like accounting, marketing and law, and gain insights through valuable overseas study experiences. Develop your understanding of foreign governments, businesses and communities on the ground, and immerse yourself in the culture while you’re there.

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies
Build a strong international legal career and develop the all-important cross-cultural relevance in Deakin’s Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies. You’ll learn about and analyse the forces shaping Australia, investigate the internationalisation of the law, and apply it all at a global level. You will confidently graduate from this accredited course with two in-demand degrees, setting yourself up for a career without limits.

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