The world needs creative thinkers who can generate innovative solutions for some of society's most challenging issues.
- Tailor your degree with majors including international relations, human rights, conflict and negotiation, Asian politics and security, and government and policy.
- Discover ways to improve how humans interact with natural environments through studies in urban, regional and sustainable planning.
- Get real-world experience through internships, projects and work experience programs locally or internationally.
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After graduation, you'll have the skills and experience to pursue roles in government, inter-governmental agencies and international organisations.
Guide public policy by playing an important role in the creation, implementation and evaluation of policies and regulations.
Take a lead role in government relations working with foreign governments, organisations and businesses in a regional and global context.
Support local communities to improve their wellbeing and access to services and basic human necessities.
Apply a global perspective to support businesses to operate across borders while navigating different cultures and regulatory systems.
Take a leading role in the long-term planning of towns, cities and natural land.
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We know nothing beats hands-on experience. Explore how you can gain work-relevant experience for credit with our industry and community partners.