Bachelor of Policy Studies
Are you seeking a dynamic career in politics, the public service, advocacy organisations, not-for-profit social and community services or private industry?
The Bachelor of Policy Studies equips you with a comprehensive understanding of Australian public policies and related international policies. You will study how public policies are shaped by Australian and international social, political and economic issues. You will develop skills in economic analysis, statistics and rational thinking.
This well-regarded education experience includes the Applied Policy Project, in which you will be engaged in an intensive student-led investigation of a policy issue or controversy relevant to your interests. You may also have the opportunity to complete an internship either in Canberra or in Washington DC through the Australian National Internship Program.
Our program is designed to develop the skills and knowledge you 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.
Graduates may find work in government, the public service, private enterprise, aid, welfare groups, lobbying and many other fields including banking, finance, politics, journalism, international affairs, diplomatic services, national and international law firms.
Students can undertake an Honours year. There are also many opportunities for postgraduate study including coursework and research.