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Swinburne University of Technology

  • 23% international / 77% domestic

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Politics and International Relations

  • Bachelor

Key details

Degree Type
Course Code
BA-ARTS3, 088388C
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$6,684 per year / $20,052 total
International Fees
$28,480 per year

Study locations


What you will learn

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts, graduates will be able to:

  • systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources to inform their knowledge and conceptual understanding in the humanities and/or social sciences
  • formulate arguments that are fit for purpose and demonstrate an understanding of the relevant theories and evidence in their areas of disciplinary expertise
  • critically analyse information to generate creative solutions to solve complex problems in the area of humanities and/or social sciences, and understand the importance of interdisciplinarity for generating solutions
  • define and integrate theoretical principles and apply these in their disciplinary areas of expertise
  • apply knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability for their own learning and practice, individually and in collaboration with others
  • interpret and communicate ideas, problems and arguments in modes suitable to a range of audiences using a range of media
  • coherently articulate a line of reasoning demonstrating cultural sensitivity and apply a framework to analyse and offer solutions to ethical dilemmas in local and international contexts.

Course structure

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts requires students to complete units of study to the value of 300 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated. View course rules and special requirements

Credit for prior study or work

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit.