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Start study from home in Trimester 2, 2020
For Trimester 2, 2020, you will be able to start your study from home. If restrictions are lifted we will continue to offer our students the flexibility to study online or a combination of online and on campus for the rest of the Trimester.
Lead with a difference
With a specialisation in politics and international studies, you'll develop the essential skills required to become a leader of the future.
Explore world issues from human rights to economic development, war, security threats, peace and the wider challenges and opportunities that globalisation brings.
Politics and International Studies at Griffith
Build practical skills
You’ll learn and understand the complex nature of politics, including the need to balance social needs with economic development and international relations, giving you the tools to become successful in advocating for positive change – no matter the field you choose to specialise in.
If you want to drive positive change (or even run for Prime Minister), you’ll develop essential skills in critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, negotiation, cross-cultural understanding and international relations to tackle future global challenges.
Topics covered as part of your Politics and International Studies include:
- Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
- International Relations
- Islam, Media and Conflict
- Politics of International Law and Organisations
- Islam – West Relations
- Australia’s Foreign Relations
- Dilemmas in International Relations
Learn from frontline professionals
Griffith's political science lecturers are well connected and regularly work in government so they understand the inner workings of power and will teach you everything you need to know to build a successful career.
Choose your career path
Expand your career prospects even further combining Politics and International Studies with a second study area in the Bachelor of Arts. You can also study Global Security Threats, Politics in Asia and Social Justice in the Bachelor of Social Science.
Bachelor of Arts graduate
Livingstone Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton says Griffith helped make his resume stand out among his peers. One of his degree highlights was spending a semester as a Hansard Scholar at the London School of Economics. He also interned for a member of the British parliament. ‘In a global economy, my understanding and the invaluable networks I’ve made across the world have helped my community, my work and my career.’ Nigel, who majored in politics and international relations, said being able to explore media, social work, politics, languages and international affairs within the one degree enabled him to refine his focus throughout his study.
‘The Bachelor of Arts allows you to follow your interests and explore the world; knowing that every unit, every semester is providing the foundation for variety in the workplace. It also gave me the opportunity to study under amazing experts in their chosen fields and hear from people working in the field of international diplomacy. The lecturers didn’t just talk the talk, but more importantly shared experiences working in the field and across the globe,’ he said.
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It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.
Be part of a high demand industry
People with skills in international relations are in high demand. There is a growing need for international studies experts for key liaison roles between countries, international businesses, government and non-government organisations.
You'll be equipped to work in a variety of different roles such as an analyst, consultant, policy maker or in diplomacy or research.
07 Jul 2020
How Qld delivered Scott Morrison’s ‘Miracle Election’
16 Jun 2020
Award recipients bring Queensland’s past to life
Monday 13 July — Saturday 17 October
Trimester 2: Teaching and exams
Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.
Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July
Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) - CANCELLED
TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.
Tuesday 21 July
Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo - CANCELLED
Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.
Monday 3 August
Townsville Careers Expo
Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.
Sunday 9 August
On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.
Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September
Mature Student Open Evenings
No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.
Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October
Trimester 3: Orientation
Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.