Diploma of Political Science and International Relations/Bachelor of Political Science and International Relations
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

The Diploma of Political Science and International Relations is a pathway program designed to help you transition into the Bachelor of Political Science and International Relations. You’ll develop foundational knowledge of political science and public policy, political economy and international relations in a supportive learning environment, setting you up for success in your further studies. You’ll learn about political ideas, movements and institutions, government policy making, international diplomacy and a range of issues in global politics and security. Completion of the Diploma of Political Science and International Relations provides a head start for continuation into the Bachelor of Political Science and International Relations program where you’ll gain specialised knowledge by completing a major in International Relations, Political Science and Public Policy; or Security, Conflict and Human Rights. For those who progress to the Bachelor program, you’ll gain the skills and training needed for pursuing your career pathway, including taking dedicated employability courses and having opportunities to complete an overseas exchange, work placement, field study trip, or parliamentary internship. Plus, you have the option of the BusinessPLUS program, which offers mentoring, networking and career mapping workshops. For more course information, visit Diploma of Political Science and International Relations.

Combined diploma/degrees

Upon successful completion of this diploma, you will be offered guaranteed entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Political Science and International Relations. 

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.

Admissions Criteria

For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements

Prerequisites

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

Assumed knowledge

This program has assumed knowledge. Refer to QTAC’s Course Search.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Notes

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2024 information is not available.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Notes

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2024 information is not available.

Career opportunities

With a Diploma of Political Science and International Relations, you will be equipped with foundational knowledge and skills in politics, public policy and international relations. Your transferable skills will prepare you for work in many areas, including government, the not-for-profit sector, and corporations. You will also be prepared for further studies in the Bachelor of Political Science and International Relations.

Membership

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

Course Code
230931
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

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

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Location
Gold Coast