Bachelor of Arts (International Relations)
Understand the global political climate
Interesting and ever-changing, the global political climate is a combination of relationships between nations, political systems and ideologies, economies, security regimes, policy frameworks and institutional structures.
The Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) gives you the chance to learn how countries and regions interact on a global scale and explore the issues these relationships can face. You will also gain a strong understanding of Australian domestic and international affairs.
Our students are able to incorporate a study abroad experience or an internship under the Australian National Internship Program to give them an edge when it comes time to find a job.
Whether you are fascinated by the world and want to learn more, or you want to be on the ground making a difference, USQ will give you the chance to get involved.
With this degree, you will be equipped with the tools for a high-flying career in foreign affairs, diplomacy, intelligence, defence, international trade, human rights, ethnic affairs, defence careers or tourism.
Other majors for the Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology, Archaeology, Anthropology and Archaeology Extended, Contemporary International Studies Extended, Contemporary Media Studies, Creative and Critical Writing, English Literature, English Literature Extended, History, History Extended, Indigenous Studies, Journalism Studies, Journalism Extended, Legal Studies, Public Relations Studies and Social Justice Studies.
|Courses to be studied||Units|
|plus 2 x 8-unit major
|plus 1 x 4-unit minor or 4 x approved courses
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 6684|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 21040|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 21/58. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2019.
To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:
We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program 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.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
*Further admission information
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.
Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.
USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2019.
How to apply
- Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:
- have never studied with USQ before, or
- are a Year 12 student, or
- want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Please note down the QTAC codes below to complete your application.
- Alternatively, you may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:
- are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
- have recently graduated from TAFE.
Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 17 July (QTAC) and 24 July (direct), with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.
- Semester 3, 2020 - applications close Friday 20 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 16 November 2020.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.