ANU is ranked first in Australia and eighth in the world in politics and international studies.
Study a Master of Political Science at one of the world’s leading institutions for political research. This intensive degree focuses on the contemporary politics of Australia and the Asia-Pacific region and equips students with cutting-edge analytical skills they need for independent research. Students can choose from a wide range of courses covering terrorism, human rights, interest group advocacy or Islam and democracy. They will benefit from small seminar groups taught by our renowned academics.As an ANU student you will learn from academics who provide regular policy advice to the Australian and foreign governments. You will have the opportunity to attend guest lectures from visiting academics and policymakers in Australia’s political capital.
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.
Our degrees will prepare you with the necessary skills to advance your career in a wide range of professions such as: