Commencing semesters, 2018

Semester 1

Program level


Program code



Humanities and Social Sciences


School of Political Sc & International Studies


St Lucia

Delivery mode


View the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course list for courses that can be studied as part of the International Relations field of study.


Australian/domestic students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Phone: 07 3365 1333

International students

International Student Advisor


Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

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Why study International Relations?

Undergraduate level study in International Relations covers the study of political, security, economic, and cultural issues between nations in the local region and beyond, and introduces students to the major trends shaping the world around them and thus affecting their own lives. Students are trained in how to conceptualise and apply key approaches to those norms and policies that drive contemporary international politics, and to incorporate such training into the development of tangible professional opportunities. The main aims of the Honours year are: To enable students with an adequate background in International Relations to pursue further study in one specialist area in more depth than is possible with a pass degree To enhance students' capacity for independent research and to acquire research skills appropriate to their area of specialisation. To train to a standard sufficient for enrolment in postgraduate research degrees, and for a specialist career. Achievement of first class or IIA honours allows direct entry to a PhD program.

What you can study

An Honours year in International Relations focuses on developing and consolidating the knowledge and skills acquired during undergraduate study, with particular emphasis on utilising those skills in a sustained and purposeful way by conducting independent research. Special emphasis is given to foreign policy, international security, and politico-economic trade in Asia-Pacific and Europe. Apart from content knowledge, employers and professionals value both the reliability and capacity for independent work, and the skill at writing substantial reports which are demonstrated by successful completion of Honours.


View the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course list for courses that can be studied as part of the International Relations field of study.

What it costs

Please view the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please view the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) for information on key dates and how to apply.