Study International Relations at UniSA

Study International Relations at UniSA

The international relations degree gives students the opportunity to study at one of the more than 60 universities in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

The world of international relations is a rapidly evolving concept. We live in a world which is highly globalised and interconnected. Exploring and understanding the inter-relations between nations and cultures through politics, trade, defence and regional integration is a key focus within the International Relations discipline.

The Bachelor of International Relations degree at the University of South Australia builds an understanding of global issues of politics, economics, conflict resolution, social development, security and environmental protection through exploring Australia’s relationships with Asia and the implications of ‘the Asian century’.

You can explore areas of interest through your degree by selecting courses in accounting, international business, communication and media, language, law, management, marketing and tourism.

Learning is not restricted to the classroom, as you are given the opportunity to participate in practical opportunities overseas through the Hawke Ambassador International Volunteer Experience program or an International Student Exchange.

The highly regarded international relations degree prepares you for productive and socially responsible careers through development of a strong body of professional knowledge and skilful analysis of international relations. You can continue onto further study or gain entry into government, business and development positions where your knowledge of international affairs, politics and social development will be highly valued. Other employment opportunities include employment within aid organisations, research and education institutions, and in the communications and media sector.


Hear from our students

Daniel Feher

Daniel Feher
Bachelor of International Relations and Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

During my study, I was able to spend three months in Morrocco working for a Human Rights organisation, as part of the University’s Hawke Ambassador Program. I also taught English in a community school,
The skills learnt in my degrees have led me to jobs in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition, the Office of Consumer and Business Affairs, Multicultural SA and my current role as a Policy Officer in the state Cabinet Office.'

Career Opportunities

• Defence and Security
• Foreign Affairs and Diplomacy
• Immigration
• International Trade
• Policy Advisor
• Language

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