See the bigger picture
Located right in the centre of Australia’s federal heartland, UC is the perfect place to launch your career in politics, international relations, economic or social policy.
From our Bachelor of Politics and International Relations, Economic Policy or Sociology degrees, you’ll learn the practical skills and specialist knowledge to succeed in a broad range of industries.
By exploring counterterrorism, foreign affairs to public policy, you’ll gain a unique insight into society's key challenges. You’ll build a strong foundational knowledge in the social sciences and finish your degree prepared for a future in the Australian Public Service, government, business, or civil society. Plus, with government and industry projects, internships, professional practice and networking opportunities, you’ll graduate ready for whatever comes next in your career.
Study Politics, Economics and Society at UC and be part of the bigger picture.
The home of Australian politics
Gain a unique insight into public policy, economics and society in Australia’s political heartland
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We're #1 in Canberra for student experience and student support in Social Sciences
Grow your professional network and practical experience as you study, so you can graduate prepared and connected
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Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is a core component of all Politics, Economics and Society courses at UC, allowing you to gain professional experience alongside your degree.
UC’s Bachelor of Politics and International Relations and Bachelor of Social and Economic Policy offer a range of internships, that help give you a better understanding of business practice. Step out of the classroom and into the real world with approximately 75 hours of practical experience.
When you study with Politics, Economics and Society, you’ll have access to our student-led societies, PIRaNaS and the Economics Student Association. From social events, industry trips, workshops and more, you’ll get to connect with like-minded students and be supported socially and academically during your UC journey.
At UC, we want to recognise your achievements! If you're a current Year 10, 11 or 12 student, you could go in the running to become a UC Rising Star and win a variety of prizes. All you need to do is tell us in 150 words how you have aced a project or achievement in your life. Terms and conditions apply.
“You can learn content anywhere, but getting real, hands-on experience from tutors who really care about your success is priceless.”
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