Politics and policy studies major

In Politics and Policy Studies, students will examine issues of power and authority through studies of policy, institutions and political movements.

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Postgraduate degrees
Master of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of Politics and PolicyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Politics and PolicyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

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Students will be introduced to the political values, ideas and ideologies that orient political action. Throughout the sequence of units, students will be encouraged to understand contemporary political problems at local, national and global levels. Key themes include democracy, citizenship, globalisation, risk, environment, gender and religion. Our units are intended to encourage student to make better sense of the world in which they live and understand the current social and political challenges they face. Central is a concern to understand how Australian and global institutions ought to respond to complex policy problems in an era of globalisation and rapid change.

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Deakin staff have many years of combined industry experience, and are leaders in their research fields.

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In this major sequence, you will explore our role as citizens in the Australian community and the nature of diverse ideologies. The course focuses on economic, social, health, environmental, and media policy along with the politics of India, Europe, the US, China, Indonesia and the Middle East. Third-year students have the opportunity to further develop their skills by undertaking an internship.


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