The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Arts Major in Political Science/Extended

The University of Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 001942A

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

This program allows you to choose from over 40 study areas across the humanities, social sciences and languages, giving you the opportunity to study the subjects you love. Combine your Bachelor of Arts with 14 other undergraduate degrees including Law, Engineering, Science or Business, enabling you to complete two degrees in a shorter amount of time. Structure your program into two single majors; or an extended major and a minor; or one single major and two minors. Any major can also be studied as a minor. Access state-of-the-art facilities including laboratories, a fully equipped drama theatre, industry-standard media studios and editing suites, and a UN-standard interpreter training facility.

BA majors: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies; Ancient History / Extended; Ancient History/History; Anthropology / Extended; Archaeology / Extended; Art History / Extended; Chinese / Extended; Chinese Translation and Interpreting / Extended; Classical Languages / Extended; Criminology / Extended; Drama / Extended; Economics / Extended; English / Extended; English Literature / Extended; English as an International Language / Extended; Film and Television Studies; French / Extended; Gender Studies (Minor); Geography / Extended; German / Extended; History / Extended; Indonesian / Extended; International Relations / Extended; Italian; Japanese / Extended; Journalism and Mass Communication; Korean / Extended; Latin American Studies (Minor); Linguistics / Extended; Mathematics / Extended; Media and Digital Cultures; Music / Extended; Music Psychology (Minor); Peace and Conflict Studies / Extended; Philosophy / Extended; Political Science / Extended; Popular Music and Technology; Professional Pathways: Humanity and Society (Minor); Professional Writing and Communication; Psychology / Extended; Public Policy; Russian; Sociology / Extended; Spanish / Extended; Sports Studies / Extended; Studies in Australian Culture (Minor); Studies in Religion / Extended; Writing / Extended.

Political Science / Extended

The Political Science major involves the study of political structures, processes and policies in Australia and other societies. It examines contemporary ideas, ideologies and theories that shape political decision-making and the various approaches to co-operation and conflict resolution within the international system. As a student in the Political Science major, you'll develop knowledge about different aspects of Political Science and how to integrate them, so you can better understand key political processes. You'll also be taught how to engage with and address pressing local and global issues.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Political Science major typically work in a variety of roles in both the public and private sectors. These include roles in diplomacy and foreign affairs; defense and intelligence; government and policy; international development; humanitarian services; community services; and consulting. Graduates also work in a range of careers anywhere that places a premium on skills like critical analysis, preparing papers in line with the protocols and conventions of the discipline, and communication.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 34,208 Per Year
Start date: 24 February 2020
27 July 2020
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072
Australia

Entry criteria

Year 12 or equivalent English.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.

Address

The University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072
Australia