Political Science and International Relations look at how societies govern themselves and the collective decisions, or public policies, they need, or choose, to make. This area of study is crucial as societies can only continue to exist if they solve the problem of internal order and are able to protect themselves from external threats
The discipline has undergraduate and postgraduate programs and is actively involved in research.
Political Science and International Relations has a number of postgraduate courses which include both research programs and the following coursework qualifications:
Our research spans electoral behaviour, international relations, political theory, political institutions and public administration.
We maintain the Australian Politics and Elections Database – a site created by researchers at the University to provide general information about Australian parliamentary politics and elections.
Several recent WA Rhodes Scholars (2006-2012) have been Political Science and International Relations honours graduates.