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Introduction to Politics

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.

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Murdoch University

UndergraduateMUR-POL133

Politics, Power and Policy

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No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

La Trobe University

UndergraduateLTU-PHI3POT

Political Theory

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 29 Jul 2024

Curtin University

UndergraduateCUR-KOR220

Korean Society and Politics

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 26 Aug 2024

University of Tasmania

UndergraduateTAS-HPP101

Introduction to Politics and Policy

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No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

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Macquarie University

UndergraduateMAQ-ART-DEG

Bachelor of Arts

An arts degree that no one else has

Make your degree unique and study what interests you. Analyse critically, think creatively and problem-solve at work or in everyday life. Complete foundational studies then tailor your degree with a major. Create a portfolio and build your connections.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Ancient History
  • Applied Ethics
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Indigenous Studies
  • International Relations
  • Modern History
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Sociology
La Trobe University

UndergraduateLAT-ART-DEG

Bachelor of Arts

Pursue your passion and your profession

A flexible arts degree offering a large selection of humanities and social sciences majors. Mix it up with minors and electives in business, health, and science. Develop critical thinking, emotional intelligence, creativity, and communication skills.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Archaeological and Heritage Studies
  • Creative and Professional Writing
  • Crime, Justice and Legal Studies
  • Digital Media
  • English
  • Hindi Studies Beginners
  • History
  • Human Geography
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychological Science
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability and Development
  • Visual Cultures
Southern Cross University

A double degree in arts and business

Prepare for an innovative future with a broad career outlook. An arts major like digital media or international relations unlocks roles beyond commerce. Enhance your business skills with creativity and critical thinking. Expand your mind and future.

Online & on-campus

4 years full time or part time equivalent

Griffith University

A double degree in politics and criminology

Learn the workings of governments for broad career options in private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Explore political structures and processes across the world. Think about the changing nature of crime. Compare economies and democracies.

100% online

4 years full time or part time equivalent

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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.

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