Bachelor of Advanced Political Science and International Relations (Honours)
Griffith University - Online

Course outline

Griffith is a leader in this field, ranking in the world’s top 100 for political and international studies for the past four years, boasting a world class staff of political experts. This degree provides highly motivated students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of government, political science and international relations in the modern world and the forces that shape these dynamics at global and domestic levels. You’ll learn about international security, trade, international organisations and human rights, political institutions and processes, business-government relations and more. In your first three years, you’ll explore the politics, policy making and international dynamics that have shaped the contemporary world. In your fourth year, you will acquire high level research skills and take a deep dive into the topic of your choice. You’ll also have opportunities to study abroad or complete a global internship, all designed to enrich your skills and help prepare you for the future world of work. Plus, you’ll have access to BusinessPLUS, which offers mentoring, networking and career mapping workshops. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Advanced Political Science and International Relations (Honours) at GU.


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

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Admissions Criteria

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Additional entry requirements

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Assumed knowledge

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Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
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Career opportunities

An honours degree prepares you for the higher research degrees and a career in academic research. Equally, it is highly regarded by employers and well recognised as a step beyond a traditional undergraduate degree in the application of theory and practicum. Politics and public policy provide opportunities administering advice to government and business leaders, developing policy and managing programs in areas such as economic, environmental and social policy, diplomacy and trade relations. As a graduate with strong analytical and critical thinking skills, you will be prepared for a broad range of sectors including the government, international organisations, media, political parties, a range of business environments and the not-for-profit sector. An international relations qualification gives you a huge range of employment options in Australia and internationally. You could find a job in foreign ministries, defence departments, intelligence and aid organisations. You could also work in political risk assessment and humanitarian logistics, or for organisations such as the United Nations and its agencies.


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

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Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$14000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time