ANU is recognised for its leadership in the field of international relations. This degree will prepare you for careers in business, non-government and government organisations, media and international agencies. You will be introduced to international relations from a broad historical and intellectual framework. Material will cover events from the 17th Century to the 21st Century and you will study the impact of events such as the world wars, cold war, and current political conflict. You will complete a minor in a cognate area such as politics, history, or an Asian, European or Middle Eastern language, or complete an approved internship or exchange. You can choose from other subjects that cover international economics and business and the society and politics of different regions.
Students can undertake an honours year. There are also many opportunities for postgraduate study including coursework and research.
Graduates may find work in government, foreign affairs, journalism, policy making, private business, tourism, trade and many other fields.