Becoming an informed citizen is one of the most empowering things an individual may strive for. It is the aim of our topic offerings to bring this objective to fruition and we believe this offers wonderful preparation for employment in a host of interesting areas.
Politics and Public Policy
The study of Politics and Public Policy also develops specific skills and knowledge that provide an advantage for a wider range of employment opportunities, including with the world's biggest employer, the public sector.
Our topic offerings aim to deepen your understanding of the fascinating world of politics and policy development. Most importantly, your studies of politics and public policy will help you develop the invaluable ability to think clearly about nature of political values, political power and public policy and management at the local through to the international level.
At both undergraduate and postgraduate levels students engage in both theoretical and real life analysis of politics and public policy. To enhance their understanding and experience, students can undertake an internship in politics or public policy.
Employers want their professional workforce to know the social, economic and government forces that impact on their core business, be it in the private or public sector. Many Politics graduates enter the State or Commonwealth public service or local government where interesting careers may be forged. Others are employed to advise politicians, ministers or political parties; and few journalists can do without a foundation in political studies. The word of non-government organisations also find a grounding in politics and policy to be critical to their success.
Our international relations study programs provide a comprehensive understanding of key political, social, economic and strategic relations within the global community and how these translate into policy areas such as trade, economic development, tourism, foreign affairs, education, migration and human rights. They provide the knowledge, international awareness and communication skills to prepare our students for successful careers in internationally focused organisations.
With formal links with many world-class universities and organisations, we provide our students with a wealth of opportunities to study abroad and develop work ready skills, through practical industry placements and internships available locally, nationally and internationally. These include six internships in the United States Congress every year.