Study Global Policy and Development

Whatever industry you work in, you’re bound to have seen how global trends and the growing influence of various political movements have changed how things are done.

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Our world is undergoing major transformations with new movements and technologies challenging old rules and orders.

The world's shift in focus to the Indo-Pacific provides Perth and UWA with exciting opportunities to influence international affairs. New creative expertise will be required to address major challenges, including climate change, sustainable development, global inequality, population movement, and violent conflict.

Through its high-quality and professionally oriented postgraduate degrees, UWA’s Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education is preparing the next generation of experts and leaders. Our programs will help you build the knowledge, skills and networks required to work across policy, legal and development contexts.

You will build intercultural skills through professional language training and customised collaboration programs; undertake professional placements for credit in relevant industries; develop research and project management skills; link theory to practice, engaging with policy-makers and leaders; and advance your career while influencing international affairs.

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We share the same time zone as 60% of the world’s populations

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Why choose UWA?

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We are a world top 100 university (ARWU 2018) and seven of our subjects are ranked in the world’s Top 50, including Agriculture and Forestry, Earth and Marine Sciences, Anatomy and Physiology, Psychology, Civil and Structural Engineering, Mineral and Mining Engineering and Performing Arts (QS 2018).

One of only two Australians members of the Worldwide Universities Network

Our University is one of only two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network, a partnership of 18 research-led universities, and we are a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high-quality, research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience.

University networks

We are the only Western Australian university in the Group of Eight and home to globally recognised scholars such as Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall. We have more than 75 research and training centres and receive about 80 per cent of all research funding to WA universities annually.

Industry connections

To help our students graduate career-ready, we offer professional placements, internships, mentoring, work experience and vacation programs.

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