Pathways to the Bachelor of Arts/Master of International Relations
Before exploring your pathways to study, please select the kind of applicant you are via the tabs below. If you have graduated from Year 12 in the last two years, you are considered a recent Year 12 student. If you're unsure, learn more about your applicant type.
I'm a current or recent Year 12 student
Based on last year's rankings, your ATAR doesn't quite meet the requirements for this course. But that doesn't mean it's out of reach - ATARs can change from year to year, and there are plenty of other pathways to make your study goals a reality.
If your Year 12 studies have been impacted by difficult circumstances or other disadvantage, you could quality for Deakin's Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) to boost your ATAR.
Currently, bachelor degrees at Deakin require a minimum ATAR of 50. But that doesn't mean you can't plan for the future. If you want to continue studying, you can follow an alternate pathway to your dream course by looking at the pathways to other courses at Deakin such as the Bachelor of Arts which could lead to studying this course in the future or other great careers.
This course is available at the locations indicated above. You can choose from our range of locations across Victoria depending on your preferences and ATAR - giving you the freedom to follow a study path best-suited to your circumstances.
Based on last year's rankings, you meet the ATAR requirements for this course. Your next step is to visit the course page to check you meet any additional entry requirements. Then, you can confidently begin your application.
If your ATAR meets the requirements for the course, but not your preferred campus, you have a few options. You can start your studies straight away and apply to transfer your course after completing a certain number of units. If your Year 12 studies have been impacted by difficult circumstances or disadvantage, you could qualify for Deakin's Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) to boost your ATAR. Or, you can achieve a spot at your preferred campus by following an alternate pathway:
ATAR: Eligible ATAR is based on 2022 early and first round VTAC offers, including relevant adjustment factors. ATAR requirements for 2023 are currently unknown. Please use past ATAR only for guidance, as ATAR is subject to increase or decrease.
N/A: Course is not available at this location.
NP: Course is available at this location, but the ATAR is not published.
RC: Admission to this course is based on a range of criteria.
I'm not a current or recent Year 12 student
If you meet one of the requirements below, you can start your application right away. There may be additional course requirements, including English language criteria, so be sure to check the eligibility criteria on the course page before applying. If you don't meet the requirements, you could still achieve your study goals by following an alternate pathway or browsing similar courses.
Alternate pathways to the Bachelor of Arts/Master of International Relations
Complete your degree to unlock further study options
Complete your Deakin degree and then apply for further study such as our Master of International Relations. To gain entry into this course, the following degree is recommended:
Alternatively, you can study related Deakin units as full fee-paying single units. It's recommended you speak with a student adviser to discuss requirements for this pathway, and you'll still need to meet course entry requirements including English language criteria. However you may be able to enter your chosen course by completing at least two of the following units:
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