Undergraduate studies

Undergraduate studies in Government and International Relations focus on five key areas:

  • International relations - including GeoPolitics, World Politics, International Security, and Politics of International Economic Relations
  • Public policy - including Policy Analysis, Australian Foreign and Defence Policy, and Public Sector Management)
  • Political theory - exemplified by units on Political Analysis and Political Theory
  • Comparative politics - including units offered in Reform, Revolution and Post-Communism, South-East Asia, and the Politics of China
  • Australian politics - such as Media Politics and Australian Politics


The classroom
Our teaching combines lectures, smaller discussion seminars, and practical assignments, engaging students in debates about contemporary issues as well as enduring concerns in the social sciences.

Career opportunities
In addition to politics, our graduates pursue diverse careers in the public service and non-profit sector, as well as in journalism and communications, law and legal studies, consultancies and private sector management.

For more information relating to undergraduate studies in Government and International Relations please contact our Undergraduate Coordinator Dr Madeleine Pill.

All administrative matters, including enrolment and degree rules, should be directed to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.