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Arts - Political Science, B.A.

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  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #266 (QS) Hamilton, New Zealand
Arts - Political Science at University of Waikato offers a broad spectrum of political knowledge on both national and international issues. You'll seek answers to some of the most difficult political issues of today and gain skills for many potential career paths.
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Overview

The Arts - Political Science programme at the University of Waikato will ask you why some crises lead to armed conflict while others resolve peacefully - why democracy thrives in some countries while it dies in others. We challenge you to learn lessons from international politics and to consider political solutions to international crises. We push you to consider tough questions like those involving equality and freedom - must one be sacrificed for the other to flourish?

Political Science is a highly flexible programme and will give you job opportunities from local to national government, media, education, industry, business, labour organisations and social services. We also offer a specialisation in International Relations and Security Studies which further allows you to investigate relevant contemporary events.

Political Science at Waikato not only gives you a well-rounded perspective on political issues but also provides a versatile base of knowledge and skills to enter many fields.

Career opportunities

  • Advocate
  • Central and Local Government Officer
  • Foreign Affairs and Trade Worker
  • Māori Development Policy Adviser
  • Media Analyst
  • Policy Analyst

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

-Introduction to International Relations

-Introduction to International Security

-Politics in the Ancient World

-Playing Politics: Conflict, Co-operation and Choice

-New Zealand Politics and Policy

-Maori Politics

-Politics and the Media

-Modern Political Thinkers

-Religion and Political Violence

-Globalisation and International Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

  • Birth certificate, passport and permits
  • Evidence of citizenship
  • Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
  • A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
  • Evidence of any previous tertiary study
  • Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16316 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16316 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    4086 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4086 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Fees (Domestic): NZD 6,117 per year
  • Fees (International): NZD 24,425 per year

Living costs for Hamilton

  • 1470 - 2020 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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