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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Law, Policy and Politics)

Course code: #MBAA

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Law, Policy and Politics)

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Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $29,400 AUD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

  • CRICOS Code

    098294D

Highlights
Research

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Options
Professional Practice

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 31-January-2023 2023-01-31
Winter-July 30-June-2023 2023-06-30

Overview

Bachelor of Arts (Law, Policy and Politics)

As a student studying the Law, Policy and Politics major you will develop an understanding of relevant legal systems, international and domestic law, the politics of environmental change and marginalisation in world affairs.

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.

Key areas of study include:

  • The politics of environmental change in Australia and Asia
  • Global politics and development
  • Framing global politics through film and documentaries
  • Public international law
  • Indigenous legal systems
  • Human rights

You will also graduate with writing, presentation, digital, communication, research and problem-solving skills that can be transferable across a range of roles and are highly regarded by prospective employers.

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.

 

This degree contextualises 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:

  • 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:

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • 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.

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 Hawke 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.

You can also make industry connections and gain valuable work experience by taking part in any of the following:

  • Micro placements in over 100 organisations through the Professional Directions Program in the second year.
  • A wide range of international NGOs through the Hawke Ambassador Program.
  • Attending regular University-wide employee master classes, employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$34,600

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $8,184
Accommodation 1 bed room $5,200
Tuition 1 person $29,400

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.38 AUD / 1 hour

in Australia every student can work 40 hour per fortnight

Required documents

  • A certified* copy of the personal details page and signature page of your passport.
  • Certified* copies of academic transcripts and graduation certificates, including information on your institution’s grading system as required.
  • English language test results (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL) where applicable.
  • Detailed syllabi/course outlines of previous studies if you are applying for credit or advanced standing.
  • Additional academic and employer references if required

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

60
-
listening
18
writing
-
speaking
18
reading

PTE

50
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

169
-
listening
169
writing
-
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Successful completion of the Centre for English Language at the University of South Australia (CELUSA) Academic English Program: Level 4 (AE4)

 

If you do not meet the English language entry requirements, you can successful completion of the Centre for the English Language at the University of South Australia (CELUSA) Academic English Program. 

 
If they successfully complete the AE program at an appropriate level, students applying to these institutions will not need to take IELTS or any other English language test. 

Depending on their English level upon commencement of the AE program and their required IELTS score for further studies, students will study for between 10 and 40 weeks.


Academic background and requirement

Prerequisites

None

Assumed Knowledge

None

 

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program or an equivalent program in your home country or a recognised Pathway or Foundation Studies Program.

If you are an international student studying Year 12 in Australia you need to apply via the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC). 

 

India (best 4): 60%

 

Canada High School (OSSD): 60%

 

Iran: Pre-University Certificate, National High School Diploma

Successful completion of the Pre-University Certificate OR High School Diploma

 

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

  • Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR), or
  • Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or
  • Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

Applicants who have not achieved the Selection Rank required for automatic selection may be selected for any remaining places based on the grades of their year 12 subjects.

OR
Higher education study

  • Complete or partly complete a recognised higher education program at a recognised higher education institution, or
  • Complete at least four Open Universities Australia (OUA) courses at the undergraduate level or above

OR
Vocational Education and Training (VET)

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

OR
Work and life experience

  • Qualify for Special Entry, or
  • Complete a UniSA Foundation Studies program or equivalent, or
  • Hold completed secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE obtained more than 2 years in the past

Career opportunities

  • Political analyst
  • Policy advisor
  • Historian
  • Ministerial advisor
  • Humanitarian worker
  • Researcher
  • Political campaign manager
  • Political communications adviser

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