Politics and International Relations​

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Politics and International Relations

Why study Politics and International Relations? Politics colours everything that happens around you every day: at home; in your social life; in your community; in your work; in your country and in the world at large. Politics is about who gets what, where and when, but are you aware of how much it affects you? This major offers you the best of both domestic politics and international relations issues and affords you the necessary critical skills to understand and meet these challenges all in an effort to improve the human condition.
Possible careers include:
The diplomatic service and other government institutions
Research and analysis (for think tanks and other organisations such as SAIIA, SIRR, HSRC)
Work for the World Bank, SADC, the UN and other regional and international organisations
Journalism (political or otherwise)
Gender activist
Banking sector
Political risk assessors
The tourism industry
Multinational Corporations such as Coca Cola and MTN
Development agencies/banks
International non-governmental organisations such as Oxfam, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch
Military and/or intelligence sector
Professor; Associate Professor; Senior lecturer; Lecturer; Junior lecturer, Adjunct senior lecturer
Majors and elective modules to combine with your major include:
Development Studies
Public Management and Governance
Journalism, Film and Television
Postgraduate studies:
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Undergraduate Modules​
Postgraduate Admission and Enquiries
PhD and ​MA Graduates (Since 2012)
Important Information
Call for papers – The Prelude to Decolonisation
Event: The Syrian civil war: Regional rivalries and global proxies
​​​​Annual Report​
​Research Associates and Visiting Professors​​
Academic Outreach​​​​