Politics is polarising - discover how political argument can dissect the population and how formal structures are created.
Study politics at The University of Adelaide
Be exposed to politics at local, national and international levels. As a politics student at The University of Adelaide, you will discover how political systems are created and form the rules and regulations in our society. Identify and critically analyse public debates and study the division of power in a democracy, whilst you reflect and communicate your own views.
As a politics student you will:
- Study political philosophy
- Explore the Australian governmental structure
- Discover the cause and effect of national politics and public policy
- Learn about political systems around the world
- Debate issues in domestic and international governments
- Investigate the effects of international politics on Australia's own political system.
As a politics student, you will develop your critical thinking, debating and analytical skills. These skills will make you highly sought after by employers, especially in the government sector.
- Government agencies
- International relations
- Public policy
- Community development
- International development
How can I study politics?
- Bachelor of International Relations
- Bachelor of International Relations with Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of International Relations with Bachelor of Economics
- Bachelor of International Relations with Bachelor of Media
You can choose Politics and International Relations as an elective in most University of Adelaide degrees, or as a major or minor in the following:
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Arts (Advanced)
- Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Relations)
- Bachelor of Criminology
- Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management
- Bachelor of Peace and Conflict Studies
- Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics
- Bachelor of Social Sciences
- Bachelor of Sociology
- Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts
- Honours Degree of Bachelor of International Relations