Politics and international relations

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Our graduates have pursued careers in:

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  • secondary school history teaching

About politics and international relations

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We've been recognised for excellence in a number of subjects including arts and humanities and social sciences.1 When you study politics and international relations at ACU you'll develop the tools to think critically and engage with issues such as power, violence, democracy, terrorism and justice and understand their effects. From everyday local politics to the power struggles of great nations, you’ll enjoy a deeper understanding of the current political climate, explore historical events that have led to today and learn the ideology behind political movements from across the globe. In the process, you'll kickstart career opportunities for future roles in government, foreign relations or advocacy.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject, QS World University Rankings by Subject, Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Parliamentary internship

Study politics and international relations at ACU and you could have the opportunity to pull back the curtain at a state parliament to learn about its inner workings. You’ll have the opportunity to apply for an internship at a state parliament in either Victoria, New South Wales, or Queensland, placing you at the centre of the action and putting you in prime position for a research project focused on public policy.

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