Combining the disciplines of Politics and Sustainability, the governance side of the School of Business & Governance offers a range of study options that give students more than just an understanding of how real world problems and interests drive policy development and social change.

Students gain real experience and connections, focus on the current issues and use innovative case studies that draw on the practical experiences and expertise of staff, speakers and a growing alumni network.

We offer a Bachelor of Global Security in:

and Bachelor of Arts degrees in:

Our graduates have successful careers in:

  • State and Commonwealth public sectors
  • Local governments and environmental organisations
  • Research institutes
  • National and international aid organisations
  • Businesses ranging from small, dynamic sustainability consultancies to global mining companies

Some of these careers can involve exciting work and travel overseas.

Why study Governance at Murdoch?

  • Murdoch University is widely recognised as one of Australia's leading centres for the study of political science, global politics and public policy. We rank in the top 10 of all politics programs in the country.
  • Murdoch is ranked as Western Australia’s best University for the study of politics providing the most comprehensive program in political science in the state.
  • At Murdoch you will be taught by academics who undertake world-class research – as measured by the Australian government’s excellence in Australia Research initiative.
  • You will benefit from a wide range of employment opportunities in public service, international organisations, government and non-government agencies, journalism, media, public relations, education, welfare, health policy, business administration, corporate-government relations, think tanks, and research institutes.

Meet some of the Academics teaching in our Global Politics and Policy program...

Dr Yvonne Haigh

Dr Victoria Mason

Dr Jacqui Baker