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.
Our Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Arts gives you a strong foundation in critical thinking and problem-solving skills for a dynamic future-ready legal career.
Be prepared for the legal world of tomorrow – artificial intelligence, big data, cybersecurity and more – with a degree that explores how technology is transforming legal practice. You’ll focus on legal tech, commercial law and intellectual property law, and learn how to protect the rights of those who create and innovate. Plus, gain a solid grounding with core units in Constitutional Law, Contract Law and Criminal Law.
Whether you’re passionate about climate change, social justice or how to protect our rights in an evolving tech rich world – with your arts degree, you’ll fortify your analytical thinking by tackling complex and crucial global problems with majors such as Climate and Social Justice or Ethics and Technology.
Work Integrated Learning is a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees. In this double degree, you'll complete law-related professional experience placements. You'll also be introduced to the practical aspects of legal practice through moot court scenarios and advocacy exercises. In arts unit, collaborate with fellow students and community, civil society and industry partners to create real campaigns for real social change.
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- Semester 1 - 26 February 2024
- Semester 2 - 29 July 2024
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I am a proud Jaara, Wemba Wemba and Yorta Yorta woman. I chose Swinburne law as I wanted to involve myself in the discourse that surrounds Indigenous people, to empower community and make positive changes. Currently, I am an Associate to Judge Purcell at the County Court. I plan to write a dissertation on Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property.
Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Politics and International Relations, minoring in Philosophy)
Swinburne students work with ACMI
Swinburne’s Bachelor of Arts students created new experiences called Constellations for the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) visitors as part of its $40 million transformation.
The Constellation is a large-scale, data-driven exhibit that connects visitors to films, TV series, artworks and video games outside ACMI.
As ACMI’s Major Academic Partner, Swinburne supports the Swinburne Studio – an available to hire multi-purpose function space – home for ACMI’s many diverse festivals and events, as well as a programming collaboration space between the two organisations.
At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.