International relations is a multidisciplinary field that investigates the social, economic and environmental relationships between different political bodies.
This dynamic major focuses on current international topics and issues, covering political theory, international relations theory, foreign policy, strategic studies and political history.
You will explore the art of diplomacy and policy making, geopolitical change, and national and regional security in broad contexts, including military, politics and geo-economics. Political and regional globalisation, with an emphasis on Asia, is explored in-depth. Issues of international trade, environmental change, resource management and human rights are further study topics.
This major will allow you to develop your skills in critical analysis and problemsolving as well as written and oral communications, which are transferable into a variety of careers.
International relations is offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.
You can also study International Relations as part of the Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Arts double degree.
You also can study this major as part of a Science and Arts double degree.
You can study this as part of a double major:
This course can help you become a:
- Research Officer
- Public Servant – Australian Public Service
- Public Servant – State Government
- Foreign Affairs and Trade Officer
- Political Scientist
Careers in this field can include security analysis and policy with Departments of Defence and Foreign Affairs and Trade, intelligence analysis and research analysis, and in roles such as:
- executives in energy companies
- policy officers in law enforcement agencies and non-government organisations
- areas of international finance and management
- the media
Entry Requirement: Year 12 equivalent
Intakes: February, July
Course Duration: 3 years