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What will I learn?

Study a degree that blends law and politics to provide insight and clarity on the complex nature of international development and governance through research and case studies. This degree increases your employment prospects by enabling you to gain expertise in two different areas of interest.

You will have opportunities to engage with industry partners and organisations as part of your studies through the optional Professional Directions Program

There is also an opportunity to study a portion of your degree overseas, as part of the University’s Hawke Ambassador Volunteer Experience Program (full semester) or Professional Experience Program (part semester). As part of this program you will volunteer with an international non-government organisation (NGO), usually in an overseas destination.

Career outcomes

Graduates of this degree go on to enjoy rewarding careers in a variety of roles including:

political analyst
policy advisor
historical analyst
ministerial advisor
humanitarian worker
research
political campaign manager
political communications adviser

With additional qualifications you may choose to work in teaching, academia or policy research and development.

What you'll learn

The Law, Policy and Politics major will contextualise Australia’s legal and political systems in the broader context of global politics and international policy and law.You will complete courses in relevant disciplines from across the university.

This degree helps you develop many transferable skills including:

a broad knowledge of global legal and political systems
critical analysis
contemporary research strategies
applying knowledge to a range of legal and political contexts

This degree allows you to select two majors ensuring you graduate with a broad knowledge of two areas of interest. You can choose a second major from the following:

Applied Linguistics
Cultural Studies
Creative Writing and Literature
English Language*
Languages (French/Italian/Japanese)
Performing Arts
Psychology
Screen Studies
Social Media
Sociology

In addition to your two majors, you will also be required to complete four courses from a selected list of minors (also from the above list), and two elective courses in an area of your interest.

Alternative Pathways

There are other pathways you can follow to study this degree, including:

SAIBT Diploma of Arts

CRICOS

098294D

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
A$28,000.00 (14,98,929) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Magill Campus

St Bernards Rd,

MAGILL,

South Australia,

5072, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program. International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma IB Grade average of 26. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.0 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

For international students

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements and essential requirements for admission:

Recent secondary education:

Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent and

Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or

Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

or

Higher education study

Complete or partly complete a recognized higher education program at a recognized higher education institution

or

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Complete an award from a registered training organization at Certificate IV or above

or

Work and life experience

Hold completed secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE obtained more than 2 years in the past

English language requirements:

IELTS score of 6.0; TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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