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What will I learn?

International relations is about the “big picture”. It deals with matters of power, authority, conflict and cooperation. Arts complements this area perfectly, offering diverse studies in social, historical and cultural fields.

By partnering the two, you’ll maximise both your employability and your understanding of the world around us.

What will you do?

Choose from South Australia’s widest range of arts majors.
Examine how and why the world is changing today.
Understand global players and foreign policy.
Identify creative solutions to complex problems.
Build advanced research, analysis and communication skills.

Potential careers

Community Development Officer, Community Outreach Worker, Personal / Research Officer (Local MP), Journalist, Linguist, Anthropologist, Ministerial Adviser, Communications Officer, Policy Adviser, Political Adviser, Development Officer, Diplomatic corps, Public Servant, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Aid Worker, Strategist, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Tourism, Humanitarian / Aid Worker, Translator, Information Officer, Intelligence Officer, ...

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

CRICOS

052490B

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,000.00 (18,73,662) per year
COVID-19 OFFSHORE STUDY FEE REBATE: All continuing and commencing international students who are studying offshore and unable to travel to Australia due to border restrictions may be eligible for the rebate of up to 20%.

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

Start date

Expected March, July 2022

Venue

The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification. IELTS: Overall 6.5; Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 6; TOEFL Internet-based: Overall 79, Reading and Listening: 13, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson – Overall 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50 and Cambridge - Overall 176, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing – 169.

For international students

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

Application deadline: Dec 01 for Semester 1.

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

Pathways options

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