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Public Administration, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Adelaide, Australia| Online
Developed in consultation with senior public-sector leaders, this degree will equip you to understand the dynamics of public policy and management by studying how policy shapes the world we live in. You will gain an advanced understanding of the values and processes of governance, the roles of the public sector with this Public Administration at Flinders University.
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Why study Public Administration at Flinders University:

  • Australia’s only dedicated degree program to offer study in both public policy and management
  • Work with academics who have advised and provided analysis for local and national political leaders, and whose commentary is widely sought
  • Be part of a broader community of educators and staff with expertise in domestic and international policy areas
  • Benefit from flexible delivery: online, on-campus or mixed mode
Your career

This degree gives you the gateway to the world’s largest employer – the public sector. Graduates may enter such fields as: policy analysis and advice, public administration, research, corporate communications, foreign affairs, intelligence, journalism, management, the parliamentary sector, and social analysis.

Potential occupations include:

  • policy officer
  • programs officer
  • government administrative officer
  • electorate officer
  • government house officer
  • graduate policy officer
  • research and policy analyst

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      Part-time only for domestic students.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting For Managers  
  • Management, People and Organisations  
  • Academic and Professional Communication 
  • An Introduction to Democracy and Government 
  • Introduction to Political Ideas and Public Policy 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

To gain direct general admission to an undergraduate course at Flinders, you must have successfully completed a recognised secondary education qualification overseas or in Australia, and satisfy our English language proficiency requirements.

CRICOS: 052033E

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    27100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27100 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    8306 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8306 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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