Undergraduate

Political Science and International Relations

Gain an understanding of governments and political systems in Australia and internationally and the values and ideologies that have motivated political action in modern society.
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Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

Graduates of this major are not only found in political parties, ministers' offices and parliament, but many pursue careers in Commonwealth or WA public services including the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Others enter journalism or a wide range of organisations in Australia and internationally, or use their training as a basis for further study in law, education, social work, communications and other areas.
Graduates of this major are not only found in political parties, ministers' offices and parliament, but many pursue careers in Commonwealth or WA public services including the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Others enter journalism or a wide range of organisations in Australia and internationally, or use their training as a basis for further study in law, education, social work, communications and other areas.

Further Study

This major lays the foundation for further study options at honours and postgraduate level including the Master of International Relations, the Master of Education, the Juris Doctor and other postgraduate studies.
This major lays the foundation for further study options at honours and postgraduate level including the Master of International Relations, the Master of Education, the Juris Doctor and other postgraduate studies.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
192
Average Annual Fee - 2019
$8,934.00
Typical Fee Range - 2019
$6,566.00 - $10,958.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
192
Total Course Fee - 2018
$161,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2019
$161,600.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

The Political Science and International major focuses on how societies govern themselves and the collective decisions, or public policies, they need or choose to make. Attention is given to the different ways government is organised and the different governments and political systems in Australia and internationally.

About The Course

Societies can only continue to exist if they solve the problem of internal order and are able to protect themselves from external threats. This major focuses on the ways in which states and peoples interact with other states, regional or global political organisations, and social movements in an increasingly interdependent world.
Political Science and International Relations

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-POLSC
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Political Science and International Relations
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-POLSC
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWART
  • UWBPH
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Arts

Course Structure

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