Politics

PoliticsWhy study Politics?

If you are an undergraduate student with a strong academic record, Honours in Politics gives you the opportunity to pursue a year long program of study (two years part-time) which combines coursework and research in a specialised area of knowledge.  You can also elect to undertake a combined Honours year and gain expertise in two areas of study for a broad-ranging qualification.  Complete the Honours program with a high overall grade to qualify for entry into the Masters by Research program, or, in cases of high achievement, direct entry into the PhD program.

Career opportunities

Public service, political parties, international organisations, government and non-government agencies, journalism, media, public relations, education, welfare, health policy, business administration, corporate-government relations, academia, think tanks, and research institutes.

Course information

Local students

Structure

The standard full-time fourth-year Honours course lasts a year. It consists of several components making up a total of 120 credit points (cp). A thesis worth 60 cp is compulsory, as is a research skills subject worth 15 cp. The remaining 45 cp need to be obtained by completing a number of coursework subjects. This can be either three subjects worth 15 cp each or one subject worth 30 cp and one subject worth 15 cp.

Entry requirements

Admission to the Politics or International Relations Honours program is open to students who have completed:

a) a Politics or International Relations major, with a strong B average in 2nd and 3rd year subjects; and
b) POL3HON – Politics in the Twentieth Century

How to apply

You can apply to start mid-year. Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

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Further information

Contact us on 1300 135 045

International students

Structure

The standard full-time fourth-year Honours course lasts a year. It consists of several components making up a total of 120 credit points (cp). A thesis worth 60 cp is compulsory, as is a research skills subject worth 15 cp. The remaining 45 cp need to be obtained by completing a number of coursework subjects. This can be either three subjects worth 15 cp each or one subject worth 30 cp and one subject worth 15 cp.

Entry requirements

Admission to the Politics or International Relations Honours program is open to students who have completed:

a) a Politics or International Relations major, with a strong B average in 2nd and 3rd year subjects; and
b) POL3HON – Politics in the Twentieth Century

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

Apply Now

Further information

Contact us on 1300 135 045

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