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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 19.6k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 19.6k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 12 December 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 370pts.
  • Duration:
  • 3 years

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    Can you see yourself jet-setting the globe with a career in trade, foreign affairs, journalism, international business or research? You have found the right degree. ANU is a leader in the field of International Relations. Our program will introduce you to International Relations, initially via the broad historical and intellectual framework which has framed the modern world of states since the 17th century. It will then concentrate on the 20th century, the age of World Wars and the Cold War, before addressing contemporary issues, the age of global political economy, global culture and communication, global environmental concerns and post-Cold war political conflict, including the 'War on Terror'.With our flexible program you can extend your chosen language subject into a major, and have the opportunity to go on exchange or an international/national internship.

    Learning Outcomes

    At the completion of the degree graduates are expected to:  

    • Identify the principal theoretical approaches to the study of international relations, and the relationships between them;
    • Have a thorough understanding of the historical development of the global system;  
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the principal actors in contemporary global politics and the challenges they face;  
    • Understand the principal factors that determine the foreign policies of major powers and of Australia;
    • Reflect critically on the knowledge and skills developed in their study of International Relations.

    The Bachelor of International Relations requires completion of 144 units, of which:

    A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

    The 144 units must include:

    48 units from completion of the International Relations major

    24 units from completion of one of the following international relations specialisations:

    Globalisation in International Relations

    International Relations Theory

    International Security

    Either:

    24 units from completion of one of the following minors:

    Advanced French Studies

    Advanced German Studies

    Advanced Italian

    Advanced Spanish Studies

    Arabic

    Australian Indigenous Studies

    Chinese Language

    Classical Chinese

    Contemporary Europe

    Corporate Sustainability

    Environmental Policy

    European History

    French Language and Culture

    German Language and Culture

    Hindi Language

    History

    Human Rights

    Indonesian Language

    International Communication

    Italian Language and Culture

    Japanese Language

    Korean Language

    Latin American Studies

    Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

    Philosophy

    Philosophy and Science

    Political Science

    Russian

    Persian

    Sanskrit Language

    Spanish

    Thai Language

    Urdu Language

    Vietnamese Language

    Or:

     24 units from completion of an exchange or internship program

    48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

    Majors

    • International Relations

    Minors

    • Advanced French Studies
    • Advanced German Studies
    • Advanced Italian Studies
    • Arabic
    • Australian Indigenous Studies
    • Chinese Language
    • Classical Chinese
    • Contemporary Europe
    • Corporate Sustainability
    • Environmental Policy
    • European History
    • French Language and Culture
    • German Language and Culture
    • Hindi Language
    • History
    • Human Rights
    • Indonesian Language
    • International Communication
    • Italian Language and Culture
    • Japanese Language
    • Korean Language
    • Latin American Studies
    • Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
    • Persian
    • Philosophy
    • Philosophy and Science
    • Political Science
    • Russian
    • Sanskrit Language
    • Spanish
    • Thai Language
    • Urdu Language
    • Vietnamese Language

    Specialisations

    • Globalisation of International Relations
    • International Relations Theory
    • International Security

    Australia requirements for international students

    In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

    Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test. 

    You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application. 


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

    • An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR

    • A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma or Graduate Certificate; OR

    • At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution; OR

    • An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

    Requirements for domestic applicants:

    ATAR:80

    QLD Band:10

    International Baccalaureate:29

     

    For international students:

    Refer to the table to see if you meet the requirements:

    http://www.anu.edu.au/files/resource/IntAdmissTabl2014e.pdf 

    English Language Requirements:

    ANU recognizes a number of English language tests as meeting the University’s English language requirements. The acceptable tests are IELTS (an overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test), TOEFL-paper based test (a score of 570), TOEFL-internet based test (a score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening), Cambridge CAE Advanced (80, grade A), PTE Academic (overall 64, minimum 55 in each section.) 

    ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

    Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

    ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

    Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.

    Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.

    Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.

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