Bachelor of Arts

Politics and Policy Studies


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)**, Cloud (Online)

Warrnambool offering available to continuing students only

**Waurn Ponds (Geelong) availability to be confirmed


In first year you will consider how your lives are affected by – and how you can affect – the way power operates in our society. Then you will learn to recognise, analyse and compare different ideologies. You can study many different policies, European politics, environmental issues like combating climate change, and how to achieve greater democracy and to improve forms of political expression.

Career outcomes

Graduates can expect to gain employment in many fields including foreign affairs, Intelligence and security, Journalism, Government organisations, Civil society organisations, Business, Policy advocacy, Policy research, Policy design and analysis, Political and social research, Political advisors, Politics, Public communication, Public relations & lobbying, Public service, Speech-writing, Teaching.


AIP107Introduction to Politics

AIP116Visions and Values in Politics

AIP230Understanding Public Policy

AIE255Issues in Middle East Politics

AIP243Europe's Political Transformation

AIP245Environmental Politics

AIP208Government and Politics of the United States

AIP209Asylum Challenges in Australia and Asia

AIP211Politics of Development

AIP247Media and Politics: Campaign Strategies

AIP300Democracy and Dissent

AIP301Political Parties and Social Movements