3 years full-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.
If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).
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.
An International student is one who is not:
The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).
The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2019||Fee Band 26.0||$325.00||$26,000.00|
If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.
If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.
The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.
If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.
If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.