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Political Science

University of Waikato

10 months
Duration
22814 USD/year
5560 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

 Political Science at the 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.

Overview

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
  • M?ori Development Policy Adviser
  • Media Analyst
  • Policy Analyst

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Security Issues in South East Asia
  • International Relations and Global Security
  • Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare
  • Policy Analysis: Theory and Practice
  • Environmental Politics and Public Policy
  • Directed Study

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

120-180

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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)
  • A recognised bachelors degree with a B/B+ average, and a B/B+ average in a relevant subject if required. Some faculties/schools require an honours degree (to demonstrate research capacity). Where the above requirements are not met, further study in a lower level programme may be required first.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22814 USD per year during 10 months.
  • National

    5560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5560 USD per year during 10 months.
  • Fees (Domestic): $7,705-$8,505 per year
  • Fees (International): $31,615-$35,980 (120 pts) or $47,425-$53,970 (180 pts)

Living costs for Hamilton

1470 - 2020 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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