Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years full-time (or equivalent part-time)
Location: On campus

2017 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 60.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Cert IV or above
Bonus points: Yes

Admission information setsFlinders University | Bachelor of International Relations

International students:
FISC Foundation: 6.0, A Levels: 6, IB Diploma: 24, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of International Relations at Flinders is designed to give you an understanding of key political, social, economic and strategic relations within the global community and how these translate into policy areas such as trade, economic development, tourism, foreign affairs, education, migration, human rights and environmental protection.

It focuses on the disciplinary strengths of history and international relations. Each discipline brings part of the international scene into sharp focus, including Australia’s relationship with the United States, diplomacy in Asia as China emerges as the largest economy in the world, issues arising in developing economies and societies, the history of these and other nations, and how that history impacts on the ways these nations interact.

Each area also provides in-depth knowledge of the economic, political and social characteristics of particular nations, including the United States, Indonesia, China, India and developing countries in our region.

The degree is a ‘single stream’ degree. While students are allowed some choice of topic in each year, at first and at second year, five out of eight topics will be core topics. These core topics give you the knowledge, international awareness and communication skills to prepare you for a successful career in organisations that deal with other countries or have an international or intercultural focus.

Flinders University’s links with world-class universities and organisations both locally and abroad enable you to undertake an exchange program or internship that will enhance your international relations experience.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

Why study International Relations at Flinders? 

The Bachelor of International Relations at Flinders:

  • Provides you with opportunities to engage in a rapidly changing global community and prepares you for global citizenship.
  • Gives you opportunities to live and study abroad.
  • Equips you with work-ready skills for an international career.

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of International Relations degree?

Combined degree options

You can combine this course with the following:

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English, creative writing, innovation and enterprise, and sports performance coaching. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 224991
Mid year entry: Yes 
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2017: $6,560

International students
CRICOS code: 088239E
Mid year entry:  Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2018: $24,600
2019: $27,100




  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Further study options 

A Bachelor of International Relations (Honours) is available.

Other further study options include postgraduate coursework study in international relations and international development, research masters-level degrees or doctorates.

Course brochures

Domestic students
Government and international relations (PDF 4MB)

International students

International course guides