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What will I learn?

International Relations is a vibrant, growing and constantly evolving discipline designed for students interested in careers in international organisations, foreign affairs or any organisation that has a focus beyond Australia’s borders. Whether it is the latest peace deal in a conflict zone, aid package, humanitarian relief operation, trade deal or climate negotiation, studying International Relations at UOW helps you understand the motives behind the actions taken by states, international organisations and the many other actors in global politics. While studying a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) at UOW, you will learn how to apply critical thinking and analytical skills to real world issues to inform thinking and practice in business, government and not for profit sectors.

What you will study

You will undertake core subjects on how global politics works, how security is organised, how conflict is managed, and on the role of the state in the new millennium. You will partake in a model United Nations (UN), discussing ideas and brainstorming solutions to global challenges as model diplomats learning not just about the UN, but about negotiation skills and policy development. You can choose from a range of electives covering issues including war, peacekeeping, international law and global political economy.

Why choose this course

International relations gives the historical, theoretical and practical background to understand our constantly evolving and complex world. Whether you want to advocate for the causes of an international Non-Government Organisation, or if you want a career in foreign affairs, or to work for the UN, international relations takes your focus well beyond Australia’s borders to see how power, money, ethics and development intersect.

Studying Arts and Humanities at UOW allows you to tailor your degree specifically to your interests. Our flexible options let you choose the direction your program takes, such as specialising in a political, historical, international or creative discipline.

Career opportunities

Archiving and Librarianship
Art & Design

Business Development & Administration
Community & Social Services

Government Policy

Healthcare Policy & Management
Heritage Specialist

Human Resources
Information Technology & Design
Social Policy
Translation & Interpreting

Legal Work
Marketing & Advertising
Media & Publishing
Production and Management
Tourism and Hospitality

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,592.00 (14,62,706) per year
AUD $79,776 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $13,296

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

12 June 2022

More details

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission into this degree you need to have completed an undergraduate degree. The UOW School of Law requires a minimum average mark of 70% (or GPA/WAM equivalent).

For international students

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0;

TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 86, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 62; All bands 54.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready and enjoys an excellent international reputation for teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 1% for graduate quality
  • Offers a range of exchanges, scholarships and bursaries
  • Provides students top-class sporting facilities
  • Annually welcomes almost 6000 international students