Applied Political Research

POL30003 25 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • 1 Semester (but may be taken in intensive mode)

Contact hours

  • 2 Hours per Week or equivalent

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


Admission to this unit is by application and Convenor approval only. Competitive entry will apply on the basis of at least a distinction level average in their units in Politics and International Relations Major. 




Aims and objectives

The aim of this unit of study is to provide outstanding students with first-hand experience of operating in the Australian political environment. The student will develop skills in:

  • Carrying out independent research.
  • Evaluating evidence on topical issues impartially.
  • Policy analysis.
  • Managing a research project and meeting strict deadlines.