Political Studies

Political Studies is about politics, political systems and political behaviour.

Studying in this area involves learning about how groups of people make collective decisions.

This area is also about the variety of political systems and types of government in the world and how they work.

This includes the forces that shape politicians' and voters' political philosophies and behaviours.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Political scientist
  • Public policy analyst
  • Politician
  • Journalist
  • Writer
  • Development agency analyst
  • Non-governmental organisation (NGO) worker
  • Academic

 

Income and employment prospects

Income

147% of national
median earnings


Employment

62%
Employed
2%
Unemployed
26%
Further study
10%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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