The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Arts Major in Political Science

The University of Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 001942A

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

One degree. Endless opportunities. Discover your passion while equipping yourself with the skills to succeed in the changing, global workplace.

The future of work is unknown, with people and enterprise skills in increasing demand across all industries. UQ’s Bachelor of Arts graduates are ideally placed to thrive and adapt to this changing environment.

The Bachelor of Arts provides you with creative and critical thinking skills that help you build a portfolio of skills and capabilities that can be transferred across industries.

With one of the most comprehensive course offerings in Australia, you have the opportunity to explore the subjects you love by choosing from more than 40 study areas across the humanities, social sciences and languages.

You can even combine your Bachelor of Arts with 15 other undergraduate degrees including Law, Engineering, Science or Business, and complete two degrees in a shorter time.

You'll have access to a range of internships, work experience opportunities and field work tailored to your career aspirations. These will allow you to develop professional skills, build powerful networks, and learn how to thrive in the future workplace.

Political Science

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

By studying this major you will gain the knowledge and practical skills needed to address pressing local and global issues.

Learn about various approaches to cooperation and conflict resolution, and get 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.

Career outcomes

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Communication and engagement officer
  • Cultural support liaison
  • Employment consultant
  • Education administration officer
  • Local history technician
  • History teacher
  • Academic researcher
  • Arts and cultural facilitator

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Course opportunities

Address

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072
Australia

Entry criteria

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C).

English language requirements

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.

BE - 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