Postgraduate Research in Government and International Studies
Government and International Relations is one of the largest and one of the most research active groupings of scholars in political science, public policy and international studies in Australia. Research in the department spans the discipline of political science with particular reference to international relations, international political economy, public policy and administration, comparative politics, political theory, Australian politics and more. The research interests and activities of members of the department on the website are a good indication of the department's strengths. See the Department of Government and International Studies staff webpage for more information.
Eight students graduate a year from an active group of forty, of whom about half are part-time. The study of Government and International Relations is a dynamic area, responding to contemporary developments affecting the governance of societies, from terrorism to public sector reform. The relentless globalisation of business and society means that no politics is purely local any more, since so many international events have domestic ramifications. So Australians are also affected by economic and political changes in Asia and Eastern Europe, and are facing similar policy challenges to those in Western Europe and North America.
Our areas of expertise cover many aspects of public policy and international relations - the state and economic structures; communist and post-communist systems; public management and policy analysis; political and social change; human rights; welfare policy; international political economy; media; parties and elections; and democratic theory.
For more information, visit the Department of Government and International Relations website.
Government and International Studies postgraduate research programs
Click on the relevant link below for information about admission requirements, fees and how to apply.
- Doctor of Philosophy (Government and International Studies)
- Doctor of Social Sciences (Government and International Studies)
- Master of Philosophy (Government and International Studies)
- Master of Arts (Research) (Government and International Studies)
Chair of Department
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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
H04 - Merewether
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia