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    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Government and International Relations

    Flinders University

    Flinders University


    Australia, Adelaide

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    PhD (Philosophy Doctorate)

    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

    Course Code



    Bedford Park

    Program Language


    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesMarch-2025
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    Duration 4 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 36,300  / year
    Next Intake March-2025

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Government and International Relations


    Drive economic, social and political change with innovative research

    Pursue an advanced research project in politics, public policy, or international relations. Guided by expert supervisors with strong links to government and industry you will conduct independent research in a field that is important to you and where you can make a difference. You will have the opportunity to contribute new knowledge and expand your understanding of the political forces that steer the world and the countries within it.

    The Master of Teaching (Secondary) consists of 72 units over two years, taken as 36 units per year in a full-time load or the equivalent on a part-time basis. The study program includes an introduction to teaching and research in the education profession, researching learners and learning, and relationships for learning and teaching. Curriculum topics will deal with understanding and developing curriculum in context in the middle years of school as well as senior years specialisations, and assessment in education. Topics will discuss differentiation and inclusive educational practices, teaching Indigenous Australian students as well as professional issues in secondary education, and the reflective professional in action. Literacies and numeracies for the middle and secondary years and ICT will be covered. The program will include the required professional experience placements with preparation lectures and preliminary work.


    Entry Requirements

    Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification or hold a the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Education or closely related qualification. In addition, applicants must also have no less than two years’ work experience in an organisation.

    English Program Requirements

    If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers. This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.


    A PhD in Government and International Relations at Flinders is a stepping stone to a career in government, think tanks, not-for-profit organisations, universities, and private corporations. Increasingly, individuals with PhDs are highly sought after for senior management positions within government, and as political or policy analysts.

    Potential occupations include:·

    • Public sector manager
    • Policy analyst
    • Diplomat
    • Government analyst
    • Lobbyist
    • Academic

    Potential employers include:

    • Government
    • National and international NGOs
    • Think tanks
    • Embassies
    • Multinational businesses
    • Universities

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 36,300 

    How to Apply

    • Select your course
    • Check entry requirements.
    • Check your eligibility for credit.
    • Apply online
    • Obtain certified documents.
    • Submit your application and documents.
    Flinders University

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Government and International Relations

    Flinders University

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