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Politics and International Studies

The Politics and International Studies Major will pique your interest if you are actively participating in shaping the local and global forces that affect political institutions and their policies. It will enable you to take up effective roles in local, state, national and international political institutions by developing your deep understanding of real-world political and policy issues, and encourage you to apply your knowledge and skill sets to it.

The programme can be completed in 16 months instead of 28 months1. Applicants with a Polytechnic Diploma may be exempted from up to 12 units and can gain entry to Year 2 of the programme2. Applicants with a Murdoch University-recognised Kaplan Diploma or a private Diploma may be exempted from up to 8 units and can also gain entry to Year 2 of the programme. You also have the flexibility to plan your schedule and study at your own pace while you are working.

Career Opportunities
  • Aid and Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign Journalist
  • Lobbyist
  • Office-Holder in Political Parties
  • Policy Consultancies (public and private)
  • Policymaker
  • Political Candidate
  • Security Analyst

You could also work in analytical and decision-making positions in business administration, corporate government relations, education, government and non-government agencies, healthcare, international organisations, journalism, media, public relations, public service, think tanks and research institutes.

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