Welcome to Political Science
Are you interested in New Zealand politics? International affairs? Critical issues such as health, the environment, human rights? Theories concerning the ideal government and how power and resources are allocated in society? Do you want to study these subjects and pursue a career based on your interest? If so, you should study political science.
Political science students can gain a versatile set of skills that can be applied in a wide range of exciting careers both within politics (international, national and local political institutions, such as the UN, humanitarian intergovernmental organisations, parliaments, city councils) and in more diverse areas such as law, business, education and journalism.
The political science programme at the University of Canterbury has attained national and international visibility for the strength of its academic programmes, staff members, and scholarship. Please click here for more detailed information about the programme.