In this course you’ll examine political power, public policy, political institutions, ideas and processes, and their transformations at national and global levels.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Murdoch University is ranked as WA’s top university for politics and international studies, with the most comprehensive political science program in the state.
In this course you’ll examine political power, public policy, political institutions, ideas and processes, and their transformations at national and global levels. You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to deal with complex problems in a diverse and interconnected world, and be prepared to live and work in a globalised environment where international events influence national politics and policy, and vice versa.
You can expand your degree and career prospects even further by combining Global Politics and Policy with another major such as Asian Studies, History or Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies.
When you graduate, you’ll be prepared for analytical and decision-making positions 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.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth Campus or external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Business and Governance
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
Entry requirements for
There may be a reduction in choice of units if completing this course in the external mode.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
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