Master of Political Science

The Master of Political Science, jointly offered by the College of Arts and Social Sciences and the College of Asia and the Pacific, provides you with the analytical tools that you need to answer a range of critical questions about contemporary political affairs ranging from election forecasting to ethnic conflict. It provides training in political science research methods in addition to courses on the contemporary politics of Australia, Asia, and other major regions of the world.

Career opportunities

A Master of Political Science will advance your career in government, foreign affairs, international government and statistical agencies, education, journalism, consulting companies, banks, locl and international aid agencies, multilateral organisations, and international business.

Further studies

Master of Political Science (Advanced)

The Master of Political Science (Advanced) provides students with the analytical tools they need to answer a range of critical questions about contemporary political affairs ranging from election forecasting to ethnic conflict. The program provides training in political science research methods in addition to courses on the contemporary politics of Australia, Asia, and other major regions of the world. The course will be of interest to those intending to pursue research-oriented careers in government, international organisations, NGOs and private bodies concerned with political affairs, and to those intending further study in the field.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a grade point average of at least 6/7.

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

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