Bachelor of Arts / Master of International Relations

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Studying Deakin's Bachelor of Arts/Master of International Relations develops your understanding of the key political dynamics of our time. International relations encompasses the study of policy-related dynamics such as diplomacy, foreign policy and global governance, as well as dynamics relating to questions of order, justice and resistance in world politics. Challenge perceptions, test theories and pose solutions to the relationships between countries throughout the world. Choose to major in international relations (IR) as part of your Bachelor of Arts degree, then enhance your career options by advancing into a Master of International Relations. You'll also be able to pair your international relations major with other majors or minors, creating unique combinations, which let you study electives that complement your IR major. When completing your masters degree, choose a specialisation within IR and complete a research project that puts into practice all you've learnt throughout your studies. Your specialisation will mean you have the opportunity to delve into any aspect of IR and acquire advanced knowledge. Choose to specialise in: Asia-Pacific regional dynamics; conflict and security; human rights and international law; international political economy and global governance; and transnational activism and civil society. There is no better way to learn about IR than taking your studies overseas to different cultures and political climates, with opportunities to join study abroad and internship programs. Find yourself in China or South Korea, the UK or US and further develop your understanding of the changing nature of international relations. You can even apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios by gaining professional experience through our work-integrated learning opportunities. Spend time immersing yourself in organisations including NGOs, agencies and private sector corporations and arm yourself with skills to take into the workplace.


  • 24 credit points from Bachelor of Arts
  • 12 credit points from Master of Arts - International Relations


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Standard entry requirements

VCE or equivalent, including Units3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne Burwood
  • ATAR: 64.1
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time
  • Part-time

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