Politics and International Relations

Study the political structures, processes and relationships that govern our everyday lives, both here in New Zealand and across the globe.

Subject overview

You can study a range of important political problems, from questions about multiculturalism, democracy and climate governance to human rights, conflict and public policy.

Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland was placed in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

Where can Politics and International Relations take you?

Politics and International Relations can give you the tools to be successful in both the public and private sectors. Our graduates have become public servants, politicians, diplomats, entrepreneurs, business and marketing executives, consultants, policy analysts, journalists and members of international and non-governmental organisations.

Career options with an Arts degree

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