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Politics, economics and society

Study issues that shape our world

Join The University of Canberra's School of Politics, Economics and Society to investigate political agendas, micro and macro economics and the complexities of international business.

Located in the heart of federal politics, you can explore study areas that allow you to drive change and tackle issues that matter the most.

From matters of national security to political science and economic policy, you'll fast-track your career into the public and private sectors.

Why study politics, economics and society at UC

Heart of national politics

Got a passion for politics and a drive for creating change? Study a political science degree from Australia’s political heartland.

Industry connections

Meet the right people in the right places. Thanks to our extensive industry contacts, you can meet the right people in the right places long before graduating.


UC has the only Bachelor of Politics and International Relations in Australia. Our unique combination of social and economic policy prepares our students for public and private sector careers.

Work integrated learning

Step out of the classroom and into the workplace. Develop essential skills whilst you study so you can confidently put theory into practice after graduation.

Explore our popular courses

We offer specialty undergraduate programs in the areas of politics and international relations, as well as economics and social policy so you can succeed in the public and private sectors. Gain a solid grounding in the principles, concepts and issues that shape our world and understand key present-day issues such as national security, economic development and political sociology.

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Peter Tokich

You can learn content anywhere, but getting real, hands-on experience from tutors who actually care about your success is priceless.

Peter Tokich
Bachelor of Applied Economics, Bachelor of Laws

Oliver Turner

It is my belief that my studies at the University of Canberra made me more employable, along with a keenness to work, strong referees, and student society engagement. I couldn’t be more grateful for my choices in that regard.

Olivia Turner
Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/Bachelor of Laws

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