Bachelor of Arts

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International Politics

Only available to students who commenced prior to 2020

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000071 (major)

MN-A000071 (minor)


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)


International Politics provides you with an understanding of the global system of states and the major challenges of the international system. You will explore contemporary issues such as human rights, refugees and asylum seekers, terrorism, war, humanitarian responses and development, capitalism, power, diplomacy and the role of the United Nations, the politics of the United States, and the issues facing the Middle East.

Career outcomes

Graduates can expect to gain employment in a wide range of areas including federal defence agencies, foreign affairs departments, immigration departments/consultancies, major corporations, non-government organisations, management consultancies and multicultural associations. 


  • To complete a Major sequence in International Politics select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in International Politics select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

AIP107Introduction to Politics

AIR102War, Terrorism and Humanitarian Responses

Complete 4 units from level 2, selected from:

AIE255Critical Issues in Middle East Politics

AIP208Government and Politics of the United States

AIR200Global Capitalism and Power

AIP211Politics of Development

AIR204Great Power Relations

AIP209Asylum Challenges in Australia and Asia

AIR203Human Rights in World Politics

AIR292Study Tour: America and the International System

AIS203Immersion Program: Japanese Politics, Society and Culture

Complete 2 units from level 3, selected from:

AIP300Researching Democracy

AIR349Diplomacy and the United Nations

AIE365Middle East Study Tour


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