3 years full-time
6 years part-time
$6,684.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual CSP fee
OR VET qualification
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
This degree will provide you with a deep understanding of policy, politics and power in the modern world, and the forces that shape these dynamics at the global and domestic levels. You'll learn about political institutions and processes, business-government relations, and foreign policy and globalisation.
In your first year, you will develop your understanding of politics and international relations. In your second and third years, you will expand this knowledge by completing a major and finishing your studies with either a parliamentary internship or a work placement.
You can choose to complement your studies with a second major:
* Available via cross-institutional study at University of Queensland. These languages are only available to students enrolled at the Nathan campus.
Honours is available for this degree (through an additional year of study)..
This program is offered full-time and part-time on-campus at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. Students may choose to study courses at other campuses where the program structure allows.
As a full-time student you will generally attend 12-16 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. As a part-time student, you will generally attend 6-8 hours of scheduled classes per week.
Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.
To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
All students will have the opportunity to undertake a Work Integrated Learning project as part of this program. Students will choose from a work placement or parliamentary internship.
You will find opportunities providing advice to government and business leaders, developing policy and managing programs with domestic and international organisations in areas such as economic, environmental and social policy, diplomacy, and trade relations.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
If the fee rate for your program is not displayed above, please contact a Student Centre for assistance.
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.