Master of Political Science


CRICOS course code: 102925F
Level of study: Postgraduate

The Master of Political Science provides students with the analytical tools they need to answer a range of critical questions – What motivates voters to support populist candidates? How can election outcomes be more accurately forecast? What is the source of ethnic conflicts and how can it be best understood? The program provides training in political science research methods and equips students with in-depth knowledge on contemporary political affairs. Students can choose from a wide selection of topics covering terrorism and counter-terrorism, human rights, interest group advocacy or Islam and democracy. The program will be of interest to those intending to pursue research-oriented careers in government, international organisations, NGOs and private bodies, and to those intending further study in the field. Internationally recognised, this Master degree also paves the way to pursuing a PhD overseas.
Learning Outcomes
Critically evaluate key theories in political science; Interpret and utilize relevant political science methods; Critically analyse evidence-based research and policy across a range of political issues; Use theories and methods from political science to explain contemporary political affairs in Australia, Asia, and globally; Conduct high-level research to undertake self-directed study in political science; Communicate research findings at a level appropriate for academic and policy audiences.

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