Take your thinking global.
International relations studies a world divided among different countries, and the relationship between power, policy and government in and between those countries. Its elements include diplomacy, foreign policy, military affairs, human rights, international political economy and trade, international organisations like the United Nations, and global issues such as inequality, weapons proliferation, terrorism and environmental cooperation.
International relations also seeks to understand the role of 'middle powers' (like Australia) in a world that also includes a 'super power' (like the United States) and 'small powers' (many poorer states). It asks key questions about war and peace, about how to maintain a ‘rules-based global order,’ and about who gets to participate in global decision-making for our shared future.
Global internship opportunities.
Got your passport ready? At Flinders, we offer exciting internship opportunities that give you a taste of International Relations around the world.
A major in International Relations is made up of 36 units, including:
International Relations can also be taken as a minor. Your 22.5 units will include:
You may complete an extended major sequence in International Relations by completing the prescribed major topics (36 units), plus an additional two topics (9 units) from Year 2 or Year 3. An extended major in International Relations is not available to students enrolled in the double Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Arts degrees.
Kickstart your career or future in research with one extra year.
By adding just one year full-time to your undergraduate degree, you can graduate with Honours. Enhance your career prospects, delve deeper into knowledge or launch yourself into the world of research.
International relations can lead to employment in foreign affairs, diplomacy, intelligence, international research and consultancy, military and defence administration, international journalism, international human rights organisations, international development organisations, business and trade, and international hospitality.
Potential occupations include:
Potential employers include:
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