Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

The Master of Political Science provides students with the analytical tools they need to answer a range of critical questions about contemporary political affairs ranging from election forecasting to ethnic conflict. The program provides training in political science research methods in addition to courses on the contemporary politics of Australia, Asia, and other major regions of the world. The course will be of interest to those intending to pursue research-oriented careers in government, international organisations, NGOs and private bodies concerned with political affairs, and to those intending further study in the field.

Structure

The Masters of Political Science requires completion of 72 units.

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree or international equivalent with GPA 5/7
  • Or Bachelor degree or international equivalent with GPA 4/7 and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program
  • Or Bachelor degree or international equivalent with GPA 4/7 and a Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a GPA of 4/7
  • Or Graduate Diploma or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7
  • Or 48 units of courses in a postgraduate program with a GPA of 4/7
  • Or Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a GPA of 4/7 and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program
  • Or Graduate Records Examination (GRE) General test, completed no more than 5 years before the time of application, with a minimum score of 155 for Verbal Reasoning, 155 for Quantitative Reasoning and 4.0 in Analytical Writing and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program
  • Or A minimum of 10 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program.

Study pathways

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit. Cognate Disciplines are International relations and diplomacy; public policy and administration; strategic and security studies; political science; history; sociology; economics and development; social science; law; and regional studies

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $54,690
International: $73,995
No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years

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