3 years full-time
6 years part-time
For Continuing Students Only
This degree will provide you with a deep understanding of policy, politics and power in the modern world, and the forces that shape these dynamics at the global and domestic levels. You'll learn about political institutions and processes, business-government relations, and foreign policy and globalisation.
In your first year, you will develop your understanding of politics and international relations. In your second and third years, you will expand this knowledge by completing a major and finishing your studies with either a parliamentary internship or a work placement.
You can choose to complement your studies with a second major:
Honours is available for this degree (through an additional year of study).
This program is offered full-time on-campus at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. Students may choose to study courses at other campuses if or where the program structure allows.
As a full-time student you will generally attend 12-15 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week. Students may take a reduced study load. You will be classed as a part-time student if you enrol in less than 30 credit points per trimester. International students must maintain a full-time study load.
This program may include some courses which may be scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm and it is expected that if you enrol in these courses you will be available to attend.
To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
All students will have the opportunity to undertake a Work Integrated Learning project as part of this program. Students can choose from a work placement or parliamentary internship.
You will find opportunities providing advice to government and business leaders, developing policy and managing programs with domestic and international organisations in areas such as economic, environmental and social policy, diplomacy, and trade relations.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2020||Fee Band 26.5||$331.25||$26,500.00|
|2019||Fee Band 26.0||$325.00||$26,000.00|
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.