Bachelor of Arts

with a major in Politics, Power and Technology – Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

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Selected major: Politics, Power and Technology

You’ll develop a deep understanding of key political concepts such as power, democracy and security in this major.

Probe and question political structures and how new media technology has created fresh opportunities for democratic mobilisation and participation at local, national and global levels, while opening up new ways to corrupt democratic processes.

Analyse how the use and misuse of technology influences security, privacy, freedom and human rights in traditional political processes and institutions.

Formulate strong arguments and use your critical thinking skills to provide solutions to the challenges facing governments and the governed in the twenty first century.

In this multi-disciplinary, you’ll learn about politics, philosophy, and history.

With our Bachelor of Arts, develop key critical thinking and communication skills to put your passion for a better world into a creative, meaningful career.

In this arts degree you’ll examine how societies interact and evolve, how humans change the world, and how to develop plans of action - with a strong focus on building your confidence to make a difference.

Be part of crucial conversations about our future and offer solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. With a depth of knowledge and transferable skill set of analytical thinking, written and verbal communication, cultural competency, and digital literacy - you’ll be ready for a dynamic career across a range of industries that meets the demands of a tech first workforce.

Build your résumé with real industry experience while you study through our Work Integrated Learning opportunity, which could be a placement, internship or industry-linked project. In your second year, in the Skills and Strategies for Social Change core unit, collaborate with fellow students and community, civil society and industry partners to create real campaigns for real social change.

Arts double degree options

Turn your arts degree into a double with Business, Science, Laws, Health Science, Psychological Sciences to unlock a range of distinctive study options that can lead you to an inspiring, world saving career. If you like Arts, you may also like our Bachelor of Media and Communication.

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Start dates

Hawthorn campus

  • Semester 1 - 28 February 2022
  • Semester 2 - 1 August 2022

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Duration

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Full-time, Part-time

VTAC codes

  • 3400234321 (CSP)
  • 3400234323 (IFP)