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Bachelor of Political Science and International Relations
Griffith University - Online

Course outline

Griffith is a leader is this field, ranking in the world’s top 100 for political and international studies for the past four years and boasting a world class staff of political experts. This degree will provide you with a deep understanding of policy, politics and power in the modern world and the forces that shape these dynamics at the global and domestic levels. You’ll learn about political institutions and processes, business-government relations, foreign policy and globalisation. In your first year you’ll develop your understanding of political science and international relations. In your second and third years, you’ll expand this knowledge by completing a major. You’ll also have the option to complete a parliamentary internship or a work placement in your final year. Opportunities to study abroad or complete a global internship are also available, all designed to enrich your skills and help prepare you for the future world of work. Additionally, you’ll have access to BusinessPLUS, which offers mentoring, networking and career mapping workshops. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Political Science and International Relations at GU.


International relations; political science and public policy; security, conflict and human rights. Second majors: Asian engagement; economics; international business; Islam-West relations; Languages: Chinese; French*; German*; Indonesian*; Italian, Japanese; Korean*; Spanish. *Via cross-institutional study at The University of Queensland (Nathan campus only).

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entries under Griffith College for: D Business/B Government and International Relations; D International Tourism and Hotel Management/B Government and International Relations.

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Admissions Criteria

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Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith VET Guarantee and the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit

Assumed knowledge

Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C)

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Career opportunities

Depending on your major, you may find opportunities providing advice to government and business leaders, developing policy and managing programs in areas such as economic, environmental and social policy, diplomacy and trade relations. You may also find a job in foreign ministries, defence departments, and intelligence and aid organisations, or work in political risk assessment and humanitarian logistics, or for organisations such as the United Nations and its agencies. With your strong analytical and critical thinking skills, you’ll be able to pursue work in a broad range of sectors including the government, international organisations, media, political parties, a range of business environments and the not-for-profit sector.


Institute of Public Administration Australia; Australian Institute of International Affairs.

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Offer rounds

15 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024

CSP/$14500 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

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