Government and International Relations
A major in Government and International Relations offers systematic and extended study in all major aspects of government and politics in the many forms each takes. It covers national, comparative, and international. It focuses on Australian politics: parties, federalism, elections, and the like; it considers regional relations with particular reference to Asia and the Pacific; it examines the international systems of state and other actors in international relations.
For a major in Government and International Relations, students must complete the following units of study:
12 credit points of compulsory junior units in Government and International Relations;
At least 6 units of study (36 credit points) of senior elective units of study selected from the units offered.
Sydney Arts and Social Sciences graduates work in government departments at all levels, and major private sector consultancies and corporations, locally and overseas. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a range of subject areas that prepare graduates for careers in administration, education, business research, marketing, media, management consultancy, public relations, gallery and museum curatorship, hospitality and tourism, community and welfare. Our graduates are proficient in research and inquiry, and demonstrate personal and intellectual autonomy, and ethical, social and professional understanding, qualities sought after by leading employers all over the world.
Further study for major
Eligible candidates may proceed to an Honours year, or apply for admission to a rich postgraduate program in the humanities and social sciences, comprising advanced learning and professional courses. Master degrees include capstone projects ranging from internships with government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas, the gallery and museum sector, and leading media organisations, to opportunities for independent research projects which prepare students for higher degrees by research.
Related subject areas
Economics, Political Economy