Bachelor of International Relations

Flinders University

This degree prepares its graduates for jobs requiring international awareness, understanding of our complex international world, or interpretation of likely global futures, in government, educational or private sectors. The degree is taught by researchers and practitioners with extensive expertise and experience in diverse international fields. At Flinders University, internationalisation is a strategic priority, actively encouraging students to understand and experience other nations in order to develop international awareness and global work-readiness. This degree fulfils that objective. Students will acquire the knowledge, intellectual tools and the international experiences necessary to understand the place of Australia in its region and in the global environment. International Relations is a growth area where international and intercultural knowledge and experience are sought by many employers to help understand and analyse the relationships of the world, events, people and circumstances. Graduates help develop the capacity of the world for change and sustainability in any field where international and intercultural knowledge and experience are valued.

Course Fee:

International: $81,300

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent qualifications; or mature age entry (STAT); or TAFE/VET qualifications; or higher education transfers; or completion of a foundation studies program


the degree allows students some choice of topics in each year, at first and at second year, five out of eight topics will be core (compulsory) topics. Through these core topics students develop the background knowledge and the analytical, communication, conceptual and lifelong learning skills they need to take their international awareness into any field they wish to enter. Learning activities provide: opportunities to meet and interact with people working in international ventures; work-readiness opportunities; research training pathways; help with CV and job application preparation; and day-by-day responsiveness to world events, people and circumstances.

Subjects you can Study:

International relations

Further information:

Students have the option of combining this degree with one of the following Bachelor degrees, providing they meet the entry requirements for both: Arts, Business, Business (Human Resource Management, Innovation and Enterprise, International Business, Management, Marketing, Accounting and Finance), Commerce (Accounting), Commerce (Finance), Commerce (Business Economics), Criminology, Criminology (Honours), Languages, Law and Society, Law and Legal Practice and Law and Legal Practice (Honours).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00114A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park 60 No Full time 3 years
Bedford Park 60 No Part time 6 years
Flinders is a leading international university in Australia, distinguished by its boldness, vigour and imagination. The University has a record of excellence and innovation in teaching, research and community engagement.

While the main campus is located in the suburb of Bedford Park, just a short drive south of Adelaide's Central Business District and easily accessible by public transport, the University's geographical footprint also stretches across South Australia, Western Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Flinders has over 2,600 staff and more than 24,700 students, with over 4,500 coming from countries as diverse as Canada, India and Kenya. Its graduates are encouraged to be knowledgeable, to communicate effectively, and to develop skills to connect across boundaries and tackle major challenges.

Flinders has led the way in providing access to higher education for individuals who did not traditionally aspire to University, and offers a choice of pathways that cater to people from a variety of backgrounds.

Offering over 140 undergraduate and 280 postgraduate courses, Flinders prides itself on the quality of its programs and the attention given to the learning experience of its students.

Provider CRICOS: 00114A

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