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Field of Study

Political Science

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

This major focuses on understanding political science as a discipline through intensive research covering structures, processes and policies in Australia and other societies.

Compulsory courses and masterclasses led by researchers in the school and visiting scholars will expose you to research methodology and how to apply it. You'll explore contemporary research in the field and engage with current projects within the school.

This will prepare you to complete your own honours research project, working with a supervisor on all aspects of developing a research topic and presenting your conclusions.


1 in Queensland for politics

QS World University Rankings 2022

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Public policy adviser
  • Public relations specialist
  • Political consultant
  • Ministerial officer
  • Community planning and policy adviser

How you'll learn

In 2023, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Creativity and Design in Political Research
  • Frontiers of Research
  • Honours Research Thesis Part A
  • Honours Research Thesis Part B

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