Politics and International Studies

Where will this take me?



    In today’s political environment, having with an in-depth understanding of global events is imperative.


    Studying a major in politics and international studies can launch your career in the political arena, where you can work in policy and development, and government and diplomacy or in international organisations such as the United Nations.


    Your knowledge of global affairs could also make you an attractive candidate for roles in multinational business, where you’ll tactfully negotiate agreements..

    Not for Profit sector

    You could work in politics to represent the views and ideologies of your community, or work for a local, national or international non-government organisation covering issues such as human rights, environmental protection or trade and development.


Yasmin Jarkan

Yasmin Jarkan is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Politics and International Studies

I was accepted into the Parliamentary Internship subject which required me to work closely with a Member of Parliament to create a research report that would be permanently kept in the Parliamentary Library. Part of my role as a parliamentary intern involved producing a research report. I was lucky enough to be given a topic that I am extremely passionate about: engaging young people with national parks.

I loved every moment of this internship and feel so lucky to have been afforded such a unique opportunity to learn about Victoria’s parliamentary system and how public policy is created.

Through my Politics and International Studies major, and Arts degree in general, I have learnt to be flexible in my opinions and feel comfortable that they will change as I continue to learn and grow. This occurred in my first year when Peter Singer made an excellent case for veganism, my second year when I learnt more about intersectional feminism, and this year when I discovered the complexities of public policy creation and implementation.

During my study, I have contributed to the student paper Farrago, joined clubs, and have been employed by the University of Melbourne as a PASS tutor for the subject The Politics of Sex, which I completed last year.