Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years full-time (or equivalent part-time)
Location: On campus
FISC Foundation: 6.0, A Levels: 6, IB Diploma: 24, Gao Kao: Tier Two
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.
Combined degree options
You can combine this course with the following:
- Bachelor of Arts | 4 - 6 years | SATAC code: 224992
- Bachelor of Business | 4 - 6 years | SATAC code: 214762
- Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) | 5.5 - 6.5 years | SATAC code: 224402
- Bachelor of Business (Innovation and Enterprise) l 4 - 6 years l SATAC code: 214762
- Bachelor of Business (International Business) | 4 - 6 years | SATAC code: 224412
- Bachelor of Business (Management) | 4 - 6 years | SATAC code: 224362
- Bachelor of Business (Marketing) | 4 - 6 years | SATAC code: 224372
- Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) | 4 - 6 years | SATAC code: 224472
- Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) | 4 - 6 years | SATAC code: 224502
- Bachelor of Criminology | 4 years | SATAC code: 234662
- Bachelor of Criminology (Honours) | 5 years | SATAC code: 234942
- Bachelor of Languages | 4 years | SATAC code: 214922
- Bachelor of Law and Society | 4 years | SATAC code: 234642
- Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice | 5.5 - 6 years | SATAC code: 214442
- Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours) | 5.5 - 6 years | SATAC code: 224302
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.
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
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Place type: Commonwealth supported
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- 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.
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.
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