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Bachelor of Political Studies (online) - 287JA

Course Code: 287JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society
UAC Code: 361519
Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Expand your mind with a degree in political science

Do you want a better understanding of political science but your busy lifestyle makes it hard to attend university in person? Our Bachelor of Political Studies (online) is the answer. Our degree is designed to cultivate your ability to think critically about political systems, processes, and institutions and the related subjects of political power, citizenship, and governance. As a political scientist you will work to understand and influence the outcomes of political processes, apply political theory to governance, and engage in the public arena, and all at your own pace. 

Study a Bachelor of Political Studies (online) at UC and you will:

  • gain a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in politics and political analysis
  • acquire in-depth knowledge in one or more disciplines such as international politics, American or Australian politics
  • develop cognitive, technical and communication skills
  • evaluate political situations that helps you develop and implement policies
  • generate and communicate solutions to often unpredictable and complex political problems
  • customise your study program by incorporating units from our other online programs, or by mixing online self-paced study with study at one of our campus locations.

Career opportunities

  • State and federal government
  • National and international business
  • Intelligence community
  • Diplomatic service
  • Foreign affairs

Course specific opportunities

If you are looking for a shorter course of study you can exit this degree with a Diploma of Political Studies (1 year) or an Associate Degree of Political Studies (2 years).

Course Patterns

As the course is self-paced it is not taught in standard semesters. Students can start and complete units at any time (subject to prerequisites). All students must complete Introduction to University Study prior to commencement of any other units.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
In person Faculty of Business, Government & Law student support area (Building 11, Level B, Room 27 -- Reception counter Email BGLCourseConveners@canberra.edu.au
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au Ph 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au, Tel +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Political Studies B PoliticalStud

Alternate Exit Awards

Associate Degree of Political Studies Diploma of Political Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Graduates will have broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in politics and political analysis. Analysis and inquiry
Problem solving
Graduates will have broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in politics and political analysis with more in depth knowledge in one or more disciplines such as international politics, American politics or Australian politics Analysis and inquiry
Problem solving
This course will develop cognitive, technical and communication skills so graduates will be able to analyse and evaluate political situations to complete activities to support the development and implementation of policies. They will be able to generate and communicate solutions to unpredictable and complex problems related to political factors Communication
Analysis and inquiry
Problem solving
Graduates will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility. Students will gain strong self-directed learning abilities through the online delivery, within the parameters of political theories and practices. Professional and Social responsibility

Working independently and with others
Associate Degree in Political Studies

Graduates will have broad and coherent knowledge and skills in the current political landscape and the history that has led to today, as well as the foundations to further their education in the field of political studies.
Analysis and inquiry
Problem solving
Graduates will have broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in politics and political analysis. Analysis and inquiry
Problem solving
This course will develop cognitive, technical and communication skills so graduates will be able to analyse political situations to complete activities to support the development and implementation of policies. They will be able to generate and communicate solutions to unpredictable and complex problems related to political factors Communication
Analysis and inquiry
Problem solving
Graduates will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and responsibility. Students will gain strong self-directed learning abilities through the online delivery, within the parameters of political theories and practices. Professional and Social responsibility

Working independently and with others
Diploma of Political Studies

Graduates will have specialised knowledge and skills in the current political landscape and the history that has led to today, as well as the foundations to further their education in the field of political studies.
Analysis and inquiry
Problem solving
Graduates will have theoretical and technical knowledge in politics and political analysis. Analysis and inquiry
Problem solving
This course will develop cognitive, technical and communication skills so graduates will be able to analyse political situations to complete activities to support the development and implementation of policies. They will be able to generate and communicate solutions to complex problems related to political factors. Communication
Analysis and inquiry
Problem solving
Graduates will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and responsibility. Students will gain strong self-directed learning abilities through the online delivery, within the parameters of political theories and practices. Professional and Social responsibility

Working independently and with others

Course Duration

This course is studied at the student?s own pace and is equivalent to three years full-time study. Maximum duration is equivalent to ten years full-time study.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course delivered on-campus in Canberra.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Students may exit the course with an Associate Degree in Political Studies on completion of 48cp of units from this course, or a Diploma of Political Studies on completion of 24cp of units from this course.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online

Enrolment Numbers

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