Political Science includes the study of government, political institutions and movements, and power. It addresses a broad range of phenomenon from the construction of political identity to how local, national and international communities deal with competing values, ideologies and interests. Political Science offers a wide range of subjects in areas such as Australian and global politics, public policy, political theory and political economy. Students can also study specific issues such as gender politics, the environment, and political communication. It offers a range of popular internship schemes in the Victorian Parliament and in government, community and private sector organisations.
At the undergraduate level students can take majors in Political Science or International Studies.
At the graduate level, students are able to take Graduate and Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas in Political Science or International Studies.
Honours programs are offered in Political Science, International Studies or Public Policy and Management.