Politics courses

Enter the political arena and debate events past and present.

Why study politics online?

Get under the hood and understand how things run when you engage with political studies.

Whether you’re looking to battle it out in Canberra, get a better handle on your newspaper reading, or bring more critical thought to your current role, studying politics is a great option. A great and useful basis for a career in the legal system, in diplomacy, in state or local government, in the private sector, or in academia.

Studying online lets you blend your new found political science knowledge with your day job.

Politics highlights

  • Understand political ideas, institutions and actors.
  • Extend your writing skills, as you explore political concepts and constructs.
  • See the structures of power in action, as you examine current events.

Politics specialisations

  • Engage with the political structures that shape daily lives.
  • Understand the context for current events and recent political developments.
  • Interrogate ideologies.

Why study online through Open Universities Australia?

Find the right course for you

Explore and choose from thousands of degrees, subjects and short courses from leading Australian unis.

Start studying, regardless of academic history

We offer entry without requirements through single undergraduate subjects from full degrees.

Gain credit towards your degree

Apply for credit for past study, or your work experience, and finish your studies faster.

Graduate with a degree from a leading uni

Enrol through us and graduate with exactly the same qualifications as on-campus students.

Feel supported from start to finish

Our student advisors can guide you in the right direction and help with your enrolment.

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Work out your finances

During your enrolment, we’ll offer you the option to pay upfront in full, or defer your payment using a student loan. Remember to look into income tax deductions for course fees and study-related expenses.

Get credit for your success

We won’t let your hard work go unrecognised. Choose to take a single subject, or combine your work as part of a degree.

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Our student advisors can assist you with enrolment, help you plan your studies, and answer questions about how studying through Open Universities Australia can get you from where you are today, to where you want to be tomorrow.

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