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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Global Politics and Policy

Murdoch University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 079364G

Level of study: Undergraduate


Organisations, businesses, and entire nations are run by a combination of systems, decisions and activities known as governance. In this course, you will examine political power, public policy, political institutions, ideas and processes, and their transformations at national and global levels. You will 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 will learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you will 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
Security Analyst

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.

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Key Information

Tuition Fees (AUD$): 25,920 Per Year
Start date: Expected August 2022
Study mode: Full time
Duration: 3 years

Murdoch University

Perth Campus
90 South Street Perth Western Australia 6150

Entry criteria

Applicants are required to complete secondary education (Year 12 or Australian equivalent) currently or within the last two years are eligible to apply. Entry requirements vary country by country.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT): 140 Written English; International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.0 Overall; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): 169 Overall; Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 Overall; Test of English as a Foreign Language Ð IBT (TOEFL IBT): 73 Overall; Occupational English Test (OET): C (250-290) Reading; C (250-290) Writing; C (250-290) Speaking; C (250-290) Listening

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Murdoch University
Perth Campus
90 South Street Perth Western Australia 6150