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Major

Political Science

Diploma in Arts

Examine the contemporary ideas, ideologies and theories that shape political decision-making.

You'll learn about various approaches to cooperation and conflict resolution, and gain a better understanding of political processes.

Careers can be found in diplomacy and foreign affairs, defence and intelligence, government and policy, international development and humanitarian and community services.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for politics and international studies

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Ministerial officer
  • Policy adviser
  • Government relations manager
  • Advocacy coordinator
  • Community planning and policy adviser

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Introduction to Political Ideas
  • Introduction to Australian Politics
  • Power, Politics & Society
  • Political Thought: Machiavelli to Modernity

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