A global voice in politics

About the School

Welcome to the School of Political Science and International Studies at UQ. We are internationally recognised for offering a unique combination of world-class research, teaching, community engagement, and student outcomes across political science, peace and conflict studies, international relations, and governance and public policy. The School is home to the Rotary Centre for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution (one of only 6 such in the world), and the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (which is jointly funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade). Our postgraduate offerings are coordinated through our Graduate Centre in Governance and International Affairs.

Our Vision

To have a global voice in politics by undertaking collaborative and engaged research that makes a difference to significant disciplinary, public and policy debates, and to nurture and inspire leaders from diverse backgrounds with globally relevant skills.

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The 2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey (QILT) found that 96% of UQ Political Science graduates were in full-time employment three years after graduation

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