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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Global Politics and Policy
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Global Politics and Policy

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Global Politics and Policy

  • ID:MU6100109
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$33,456.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$33,456.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) 140 Written English

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)    6.0 Overall

    •   6.0 Reading

    •  6.0 Writing

    •   6.0 Speaking

    •   6.0 Listening

  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)  169 Overall

    • 169 Reading

    • 169 Writing

    • 169 Speaking

    • 169 Listening

  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)  50 Overall

    • 50 Reading

    •  50 Writing

    • 50 Speaking

    • 50 Listening

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language – IBT (TOEFL IBT)   73 Overall

    • 18 Reading

    • 18 Writing

    •  18 Speaking

    •  18 Listening

  • Occupational English Test (OET) C (250-290) Reading

    • C (250-290) Writing

    •  C (250-290) Speaking

    •  C (250-290) Listening

Course Information

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

  • Explore a unique combination of global politics and economics to build knowledge and skills which will be in demand from a range of employers.

  • Build your network of contacts through our industry connections and strong links with the Asian region through our Asia Research Centre.

  • 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

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Total credit points: 24

  • Required Units, 24 credit points

  • POL133, Politics, Power and Policy, 3

  • POL161, Understanding International Politics, 3

  • POL228, Democracy, Dictatorship and Capitalism, 3

  • POL246, Public Policy Analysis, 3

  • POL298, International Political Economy, 3

  • POL331, Democracy in Doubt, 3

  • POL332, Administering Global Governance and Global Business, 3

  • POL303, Politics, the state and Crisis, 3

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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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Overseas Student Health Cover

Overseas Student Health Cover: 530 AUD per year

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