School of Social Sciences

Political Science and International Relations

Further information

Political Science and International Relations A-Z Staff Profiles

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.

Courses

More than 600 students pursue our undergraduate programs each year across a range of units. Students also have the opportunity to undertake honours.

Political Science and International Relations has a number of postgraduate courses which include both research programs and the following coursework qualifications:

Research

Our research spans electoral behaviour, international relations, political theory, political institutions and public administration.

Australian Politics and Elections Database

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.