Lead with a difference.
Studying politics is more than just voting in elections or debates in parliament — it is the study of people, power and society. It determines how we live and work, solve challenges and shape the future, and touches on every part of our lives: from education to jobs, from housing to immigration, from health to global relationships. Politics keeps the peace and thrusts us into war.
With a major in Politics, you can tailor your topics to your interests - whether you’re fascinated by the rise of China, or aspire to pursue social causes in Australian parliament. Since our political landscapes are constantly shifting, there is always more to know.
At Flinders, there are exciting internship opportunities available in both South Australian local government and the South Australian Parliament, as well as a range of global opportunities.
A major in Politics is made up of 36 units, including:
Politics can also be taken as a minor. Your 22.5 units will include:
You may complete an extended major in Politics by completing the prescribed major topics (36 units), plus an additional two topics (9 units) from Year 2 or Year 3. The extended major is not available in the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Arts degrees.
Kickstart your career or future in research with one extra year.
By adding just one year full-time to your undergraduate degree, you can graduate with Honours. Enhance your career prospects, delve deeper into knowledge or launch yourself into the world of research.
Becoming a member of parliament isn’t the only path for politics graduates.
Potential occupations include:
Potential employers include:
For all course enquiries phone or email us or complete the course enquiry form.
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