Bachelor of Policy Studies

Australian National University ANU

This program aims to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of Australian public policies and related international policies. It includes the Applied Policy Project, in which students will be engaged in an intensive student-led investigation of a policy issue or controversy relevant to the student's interests. Students may also have the opportunity to attend the Australian National Internship Program. The program is designed to develop the skills and knowledge students need to gather and analyse a range of economic, demographic and social data, to evaluate public policies and programs, and to participate in policy design, advocacy and communication.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. There may be prerequisites or levels of assumed knowledge for individual subjects particularly science and language subjects

Structure:

144 units including: Compulsory courses (54 units); capstone courses (6 units); choice of Economics courses (6 units); choice of Australian Politics courses (6 units); choice of Political Theory courses (6 units); choice of Key Issues in Policy Studies courses (18 units); 48 units of free electives from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences or any other College.

Subjects you can Study:

Australian politics; Policy studies; Political theory

Study Pathways:

Credit may be granted for equivalent studies as appropriate at other universities.

Further information:

Internships may be available to students under the Australian National Internships Program. This program can also be incorporated into a double degree through the Flexible Double - Arts, Social Sciences group or Flexible Double - Law group. This program can also be incorporated into a Flexible Vertical Double Degree - Postgraduate business, humanities and social sciences group and Postgraduate law group.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00120C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra 80 Yes Full time 3 years
Canberra 80 Yes Part time 6 years

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