Undergraduate major

Global Politics and Policy

We live, work and learn in a globalised environment where international events influence Australian politics and policy and vice versa. In this course you’ll explore how to deal with complex problems in our diverse and interconnected world.

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Murdoch code

MJ-GPOL

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Selection rank

70

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Overview

Organisations, businesses, and entire nations are run by a combination of systems, decisions and activities known as governance. In this course, you’ll examine political power, public policy, political institutions, ideas and processes, and their transformations at national and global levels. You’ll learn how organisations, including government bodies, can benefit from high-performing leaders and strong internal systems.

This is the only course of its kind in WA, exploring both political and economic forces to help you develop new ways of thinking about what shapes the world.

You can expand your career opportunities through a range of programs at our Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs, or explore the social, political, historical, environmental and economic forces at play in Asia through our Asia Research Centre.

3 reasons to study Global Politics and Policy at Murdoch

  1. Explore a unique combination of global politics and economics to build knowledge and skills which will be in demand from a range of employers.
  2. Build your network of contacts through our industry connections and strong links with the Asian region through our Asia Research Centre.
  3. Have the opportunity to get work experience through working closely with politicians and senior administrators from the WA Public Sector and parliament. You’ll take on a project and work together on different issues. You’ll also get to spend time in and around the government offices giving you real exposure to the inner workings of government and the public sector.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • The international political economy
  • Terrorism and political violence in South Asia
  • Politics and security in South-East Asia: Terrorists, gangsters and the State
  • Public policy
  • Politics, power and policy

Career opportunities

When you graduate with a degree in Global Politics and Policy, you could pursue a wide range of career opportunities. Careers could include:

  • Foreign Correspondent or Journalist
  • Political and Policy Advisor
  • Politician
  • Security Analyst
  • Lobbyist

You could work in analytical and decision-making positions in state and federal 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.

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
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Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy, Singapore Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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