Globalisation has changed the way governments work, with even traditionally domestic issues influenced by international events. Although globalisation has created challenges for government, it also offers opportunities to improve overall policy effectiveness and to address common policy dilemmas. Understanding the nuances of the international political landscape, and the diplomatic and economic ties that drive the global engine, provide a great foundation for expanding your career in new directions. This double degree, which can be completed in just two and a half years, develops your understanding of the structure and processes of policy formulation, implementation and evaluation from an Australian perspective. This knowledge is enhanced by a comprehensive understanding of the political, social, economic and legal components and processes of the international system.