In what ways is the world changing? What influence do we have? How can we reduce conflict?
International relations is about interactions across oceans and borders. It examines the political and societal forces of international change. To study it is to delve into history, politics, economics, anthropology and law.
What will you do
In our Bachelor of International Relations you can specialise in international security, global justice, human rights, global governance, rising powers, or global citizenship. In core studies you’ll:
get to know key actors in global politics and the challenges they face
consider relationships that involve power, authority, influence, conflict, cooperation, selfishness and altruism
analyse political institutions and business-government relations
learn about the history of globalisation and foreign-policy formation.
You can also boost your employability and cross-cultural awareness by:
studying a language
going on study tours
enrolling in overseas exchange programs.
Where could it take you
Our graduates emerge ready for exciting roles across Australia and around the world. You might find yourself at the United Nations as a human rights officer. You could work as a policy advisor or an intelligence analyst in a government agency or a non-governmental organisation. You might be a public relations expert or marketing consultant for an international business. Perhaps you’ll write political news. Or you could work in foreign affairs, strengthening partnerships and providing aid to developing countries.
Starting a program is a big investment in terms of time and money. You want to know that it’s going to be worth it. At the University of Adelaide College we’ve got the University of Adelaide stamp of quality. Due to our special Preferred Pathway Provider partnership, our institutions work closely to give you the best opportunities possible.
We provide personal support to help students achieve their best in their studies and to ensure they are comfortable in their social lives outside of the College, preparing them for university and their careers beyond.
NGO Policy Officer, Community Development Officer, Community Outreach Worker, Policy Developer, Cultural Heritage Officer, Translator, UN Human Rights Officer, Journalist, Ministerial Adviser, News Presenter, Non Government Organisation Worker, Columnist, Communications Officer, Parliamentary Adviser, Parliamentary Member, Political Adviser, Diplomatic corps, Public Servant, Quarantine Officer, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Aid Worker, Strategist, ...