Political Scientist (NT)
Education and Training:
To become a political scientist you usually have to study arts or social science at university with a major in politics, political science, international studies or international relations. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your NTCET with English. Most universities in Australia offer degrees in these areas. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact Open Universities Australia or the universities you are interested in for more information as requirements may change.
While the following courses are related to this occupation, they may not necessarily lead directly to employment, nor provide the most direct pathway to the occupation. Courses which provide preliminary or informal training, as well as those which provide additional job skills following initial qualifications may also be listed.
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Political scientists are employed by educational institutions as teachers or lecturers and as consultants, policy analysts or researchers by government departments. They are also employed by the media as journalists, political analysts and commentators.
In the foreign service and other institutions concerned with the issues of aid, development, the environment, human rights and education, political scientists analyse the political implications of proposed strategies at both the domestic and international level.
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