Undergraduate Studies within Government and International Relations

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Undergraduate Units of Study focus on five sub-fields: 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), and Australian politics (such as Media Politics and Australian Politics).

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. Assessment typically combines a mix of essays, research assignments, participation, and examinations. Units seek to deepen analytical and practical skills about government and international relations, to expand understanding of the core concepts, methods and approaches in political science, and to provide a disciplinary grounding as the foundation for those seeking to undertake further study at Honours, Diplomas, Majors or Doctoral levels.

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 further information relating to undergraduate studies in Government and International Relations please contact the Undergraduate Coordinator Dr. Robert MacNeil.

All administrative matters, including enrolment and degree rules, should be directed to the Student Information Office of the Faculty of Economics and Business, or the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.