Bachelor of International Relations

Australian National University (ANU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

This program aims to introduce students to International Relations, initially via the broad historical and intellectual framework which has framed the modern world of states since the 17th century. It will then concentrate on International Relations in the 20th century, the age of World Wars and the Cold War,, before addressing contemporary issues, the age of global political economy, global culture and communication, global environmental concerns and post-Cold war political conflict, including the 'War on Terror'.


  • 144 units including: 36 units of compulsory courses
  • 6 units of theory courses
  • 6 units of methods courses
  • 12 units of areas studies courses
  • 6 units of security courses
  • 6 units of global politics courses
  • a maximum of 12 units of internships and Vice Chancellors courses
  • 24 units of a language minor
  • plus electives (48 units). Internships may be available in the Commonwealth Parliament, Australian Public Service (government departments or statutory authorities, such as Foreign Affairs and Trade, Environment Australia and AusAID).


  • International relations

Standard entry requirements

Year 12. Prerequisite subjects: None but there may be prerequisites or levels of assumed knowledge for individual subjects particularly science and language subjects

Study pathways

Credit may be granted for equivalent studies as appropriate at other universities.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Canberra International: $123,840
  • ATAR: 81
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

This program can also be incorporated into a double degree through the Flexible Double - Arts, Social Sciences group or Flexible Double - Law group. This program can also be incorporated into a Flexible Vertical Double Degree - Postgraduate business, humanities and social sciences group and Postgraduate law group.

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