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International and Political Studies involves the study of power - how it is exercised and by whom, and how its privileges and responsibilities are a focus of conflict. The program is designed for students who are interested in politics and international affairs in a rapidly changing global environment. Our courses cover the major actors, ideas and key issues of domestic, regional and global politics, all of which have a profound impact on Australia's national security and its place in the world. The program emphasises the development of critical thinking and high-level analytical and communication skills. The skills and knowledge gained through the program are valuable for members of the ADF, which operates in an increasingly challenging domestic and international environment.
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Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 48 UOC.

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Level 2 and 3 Electives

Level 2 and 3 Electives description.

Students must complete 36 UOC from Level 2 and Level 3 courses, with at least 18 UOC at Level 3.

Additional Information


The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a separate fourth-year Honours program which consists of coursework and sub-thesis which expands and further develops the intellectual skills of our best students. Admission to International and Political Studies Honours is at the discretion of the Head of School. Interested students should contact the Honours Program Coordinator within HASS.

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