Bachelor of Political Science

Australian National University ANU

The Bachelor of Political Science is the only dedicated Political Science degree in Australia. Located in the national capital, the ANU is the only university with a right to place interns in Australian Parliament House. The Bachelor of Political Science will give students the knowledge, theoretical understandings, and practical skills that underpin a successful career that engages with politics.

Entry Requirements:

ATAR: 90 QLD Band: 6 International Baccalaureate: 34; Year 12 or equivalent; there may be prerequisites or levels of assumed knowledge for individual subjects particularly science and language subjects

Structure:

144 units including: Compulsory courses (24 units); choice of political theory and political philosophy courses (12 units); choice of methodology courses (12 units); choice of Australian politics courses (12 units); choice of comparative politics courses (12 units); further choices available covering area (geographical) studies, political economy or an internship or Vice-Chancellor's courses (6-24 units). 48 units of free electives from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences or any other College.

Subjects you can Study:

Australian politics; Comparative politics; Politics; Political economy; Political philosophy; Political theory

Study Pathways:

Credit may be granted for equivalent studies as appropriate at other universities.

Further information:

Internships may be available to students under the Australian National Internships Program. This program can also be incorporated into a double degree through the Flexible Double - Arts, Social Sciences group or Flexible Double - Law group. This program can also be incorporated into a Flexible Vertical Double Degree - Postgraduate business, humanities and social sciences group and Postgraduate law group.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00120C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra 90 Yes Full time 3 years
Canberra 90 Yes Part time 6 years

The Australian National University is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. 

Our ranking and reputation draws students and staff from across Australia and around the globe, creating a vibrant and diverse community where everyone can feel at home. 

Around 5,000 students live on campus in catered or self-catered residential halls and lodges; a much greater proportion than at any other Australian university. 

Both live-in and day students take full advantage of our cafes and bistros for socialising, sport and recreational facilities for a healthy timeout, and of course our state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities.

We continue to future-proof our facilities through renewal and investment. For example, in partnership with the Australian Government, we’ll soon add a National Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Precinct to our $220 million Science Precinct which opened in 2014.

Our academic staff are world leaders in their fields. They don’t teach from textbooks, they write them. They lead scientific discoveries, make technological advances and unearth our secret histories.  

ANU is known for its high staff-to-student ratio, so you will get to know your teachers and they will get to know you too.

At ANU, our award-winning and innovative degree programs put you in the driver’s seat and prepare you for jobs of the future. We are ranked #1 in Australia and #22 in the world for graduate employability (Global University Employability Ranking 2016). When you graduate, your education, experiences and achievements at ANU will help you stand out in a global jobs market.

You can choose from single degrees, Flexible Double Degrees, Flexible Vertical Double Degrees and research-intensive degrees; all designed so you can tailor your studies to suit your strengths, passions and career aspirations. 

As Australia’s only national university, we have unique relationships with government, business and other leading institutions around the globe. This gives you opportunities to gain real-world experience through internships in Australia and overseas, for example, through the Australian National Internships Program. Or check out our international award-winning internship program for business and economics students.  

ANU is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities with our partners Cambridge, Oxford, Yale, Peking, Tokyo, Cape Town and Copenhagen universities, ETH Zurich, the National University of Singapore and Berkeley, California.    

Adding an international dimension to your studies is easy with exchange and Study Abroad opportunities available through over 170 ANU partners worldwide. 

Find out more at chooseanu.edu.au and make sure you come to ANU Open Day on 26 August 2017.

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