ANU is ranked first in Australia and sixth 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. Courses are delivered in small seminars and the program draws on the unrivalled expertise of our academics who have created an exciting curriculum. You will examine topics from election forecasting to ethnic conflict as well as cutting edge research training.
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 you with the analytical tools to answer a range of critical questions about contemporary political affairs ranging from election forecasting to ethnic conflict. The program provides training in political science research methods in addition to courses on the contemporary politics of Australia, the Asia-Pacific, and beyond. The course will be of interest to those intending to pursue research-oriented careers in academia, government, international organisations, NGOs, media and private bodies concerned with political affairs, and to those intending further study in the field.
Our degrees will prepare you with the necessary skills to advance your career in a wide range of professions such as: