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Australia's institutions of government and administration have developed a truly unique Australian flavor that distinguishes them from developed Western democracies. This Bachelor of Australian Politics and Public Policy from University of Canberra focuses on the Australian experience right here in our nation’s capital.

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You will develop a strong understanding of the key players and institutions, develop an insight into the practices of policy makers and the challenges of developing sound policy in a democracy – a must for future leaders and managers in the private and public sectors.

Study a Bachelor of Australian Politics and Public Policy from University of Canberra and you will:

  • acquire an in-depth understanding of the economic, social and political forces influencing modern Australia
  • learn to identify the key players and institutions, both within and outside government
  • gain valuable insight into the processes of policy makers
  • apply your knowledge to give policy advice
  • customise your degree to include a second major in government, business or other area of study that interests you.

Career opportunities

  • Industry analyst
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy analyst
  • Political consultant
  • Political office holder
  • Public sector manager

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Social Policy: Government, Wealth and Welfare
  • Civil Society: Politics and Policy
  • Public Policy in Theory and Practice
  • Economics of the Public Sector
  • Public Finance
  • Identity Politics and Public Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normal UC admission requirements to an undergraduate course.
CRICOS Code: 073947M

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Bachelor of Australian Politics and Public Policy
University of Canberra


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