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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Major International Relations

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Major International Relations (BAHN)
CRICOS: 030289G

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • Extend your skills and knowledge within International Relations and develop your capacity for specialised study and research at a higher academic level.
  • Explore both the traditional theories of International Relations and the emerging field of Human Security.
  • This degree is ideal for school leavers wanting to become a diplomat, or mature-aged students looking for a change in occupation.
  • Honours provides the opportunity for Defence Force personnel to undertake studies in International Relations, to enhance opportunities for promotion.

Further study

This degree serves as a pathway to further study, such as the Doctor of Philosophy.

Career outcomes

  • This degree is designed for students wanting a career where they can make a difference in the world. You will be prepared for a rewarding career in foreign affairs, diplomacy, ethnic affairs, academia, intelligence, defence, international trade, human rights or tourism.
  • Past USQ graduates from the International Relations Honours program have successfully gained places in the highly competitive graduate positions in the Australian public service, and positioned themselves for higher research degrees.
  • Individual USQ International Relations Honours graduates have gained positions as international relations advisers in federal government departments; as signals and intelligence analysts; teaching English as a second language in Asia; as researchers and university lecturers; and as the authors of books on international relations.

Entry requirements

  • Completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Arts or a related discipline, with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, there are pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
1 x major 8
Total 8

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 27440
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 27440

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 030289G

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021.
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