Bachelor of Arts

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International Relations


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)**, Cloud (Online)

**Waurn Ponds (Geelong) availability to be confirmed


International relations provides you with a better understanding of conflict and cooperation, and war and peace, in contemporary international politics. Study issues in global politics: the nature of power and security, globalisation and global governance, human rights and global justice, the politics of the Asian region and Australia’s place in the world.

Career outcomes

Graduates can expect to gain employment in a wide range of areas including federal defence agencies, foreign affairs departments, immigration departments/consultancies, major corporations, management consultancies and multicultural associations. 

Students majoring in International Relations should also consider a complementary major sequence or electives in Politics and Policy Studies or major or minor in Middle East Studies.


AIR101World in Crisis

AIR102War, Terrorism and Humanitarian Responses

AIE255Issues in Middle East Politics

AIR200Global Capitalism and Power

AIR202Australia and the Changing Asia-Pacific

AIR242Key Concepts in International Relations

AIR203Human Rights in World Politics

AIR204Great Power Relations

AIS204Gender, Globalisation and Development

AIR292Study Tour: America and the International System

AIS203Immersion Program: Japanese Politics, Society and Culture

AIE365Middle East Study Tour

AIR348Activists Beyond Borders

AIR349Diplomacy and the United Nations

Major study - students must complete core unit: AIR242

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