• Total units 48 Units
  • Specialisation code PSIR-HSPC
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Politics and International Relations Honours Specialisation

The Politics and International Relations Honours Specialisation gives you high-level preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of politics and international relations, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a thesis of up to 20,000 words, that develops new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the
knowledge and skills to:

  1. pose a significant
      research question relating to politics and international relations;
  2. investigate this
      question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including
      through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as
      appropriate to politics and international relations, and place these
      investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and 
  3. communicate their
      research and its findings through an appropriate medium.

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Admission Requirements

1. a major or equivalent in one of the following:

Human Rights

International Relations

Latin American Studies

Political Science

2. with the written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis


This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
  POLS 4009: Special Topics Politics & IR 1
  POLS 4010: Special Topics Politics & IR 2
POLS4011 Research Training: Scope and Methods 12
THES4103 Thesis 6-24
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