Politics and policy
Deakin's politics and policy courses focus on the development, implementation and politics of public policy.
Explore our role as citizens in the Australian community, the nature of diverse ideologies and the close relations between government, the private sector and community organisations.
PhD, School of International and Political Studies,
Deakin University, 2010
'I enjoyed the many resources Deakin offers - including office space, administrative support, career development, and conference funding - to develop a broad range of skills to start me off on my academic career.
'In 2010 I completed my PhD thesis entitled "Immigration Detention in Australia". Doing my PhD was a wonderful opportunity, and I gained many research skills, contacts and friends. I had the privilege to work with, and learn from, experienced and dedicated supervisors.'
What can I study?
- Community development
- Economic policy
- Environmental policy
- Government relations
- Health policy
- Local governance
- Media policy
- Politics in India, Europe, the USA, China, Indonesia and the Middle East
- Public policy
- Social policy
Why study politics and policy at Deakin?
Teaching and research excellence
Deakin's lecturers are active within their profession, which means you'll be taught by specialists who know, understand and have connections within industry.
Within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, there is research expertise on state, national and regional politics and policy issues, international relations, democracy and democratisation, public ethics and community development.
Industry learning in politics and policy
Third-year undergraduate students have the opportunity to further develop their skills by undertaking an internship.
Career opportunities for politics and policy graduates
Career opportunities for graduates include but are not limited to:
- public service departments and statutory authorities - local, state and federal
- policy advisors in state and federal parliaments
- political parties and electoral offices
- business - from small business to multinational corporations
- community organisations
- policy researchers in NGOs including overseas aid organisations
- policy researchers in the mass media
- lobby groups
- policy consultants
Give yourself the competitive edge after graduation. Discover and live in a new country and make friends all around the world. With a Deakin Education Abroad program, your degree can take you where you want to go.
Exchange and Education Abroad programs are available to all students, including international, postgraduate and off-campus students.
- Undergraduate: Arts, humanities and social sciences careers booklet (PDF, 1.5 MB)
- Postgraduate and research: Arts, humanities and social sciences study area booklet (PDF, 2.1 MB)
- School of Humanities and Social Science
Politics and policy courses
Courses include but are not limited to:
- Bachelor of Arts
Postgraduate studies by coursework
- Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy
- Graduate Diploma of Politics and Policy
- Master of Politics and Policy
Postgraduate studies by research
- Doctor of Philosophy
- Master of Arts