36 months
33081 AUD/year
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When you study Politics and Policy program from University of Tasmania, you become immersed in the world of political ideas, institutions and actors. You will study current events and recent political developments, learn how Australia’s and other countries’ political institutions work, and engage with the political ideas and concepts that shape our communities.

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Key Features

In the first year you will learn about political institutions and policy processes. In the second and third years you will learn to compare political systems and policies, focus more closely on a policy area that interests you (environmental or marine politics and policy, for example), and have the opportunity to undertake an internship with the Tasmanian Parliament or Tasmanian State Service. 

Studying Politics and Policy program from University of Tasmania will give you the opportunity to directly engage with state policy makers and to observe firsthand the politics of debating and accepting particular shifts in policy; you will learn to analyse social and organisational structures, and understand complex concepts, as well as legal and political communication. 

Throughout your studies you will deepen your reading, debating, writing and researching skills. The skills acquired in this major will prepare you for work in civil society settings, public services, political institutions, the media and other complex organisations. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Politics and Policy
  • International Relations
  • Indigenous Lifeworlds: Sovereignty, Justice, Society
  • Australian Politics and Policy
  • Modern Political Ideologies
  • Public Policy
  • Parties, Leaders, Elections and Campaigns
  • Environmental Justice, Politics and Policy
  • Governing the Antarctic and Oceans
  • American Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended that students living overseas should apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to semester start date.


300 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 001694A 

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires the completion of qualifications equivalent to a 12th year of education in Australia.

Please review the equivalent undergraduate entry requirements to see the minimum requirement relevant to your country. The ATAR information for this course is located in the “For Domestic Students” section of the entry requirements on this page.

You can also meet the General Entry Requirement for this course with the following qualifications or prior studies:

  • Completion of an equivalent AQF Certificate IV or above
  • Complete or incomplete (minimum 25 credit points) of previous tertiary study at Bachelor level or higher

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33081 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 99244 AUD for the full programme during 36 months.

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee and is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit.

Living costs for Hobart

1204 - 2001 AUD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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