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School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University

ANU – at the heart of politics

Jan 01, 2012


The School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University offers Masters and PhD programs in Politics and International Relations through coursework, research, or both.

The college has a vibrant community of students undertaking Masters and Doctoral degrees in International Relations and Globalization, Comparative Politics, Public Policy, Political Theory and Australian Politics with some of the best researchers in the world.

The school plans to launch, subject to approval, a multidisciplinary Masters program in Globalization in 2013 that will include options from anthropology, economics, environmental sciences, history, law, sociology, as well as politics and international relations.

Based in the Australian capital, Canberra, students are able to draw on key ANU centers, including those for European and Latin American Studies, but also on the local diplomatic community and the Australian Government to give their studies further depth and context.

Students also have access to excellent research facilities at ANU as well as national facilities including the National Library and National Archives of Australia.
ANU has an exceptional international reputation for research in politics and international relations.

In the Excellence in Research for Australia’s assessment in 2010, ANU was the only university in the country to receive a score of five out of five, which denotes “outstanding performance well above world standards.”

In the 2011 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, ANU was ranked number one in Australia and number 10 in the world for the study of politics and international relations.

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