What will I learn?

Australia is fast becoming recognised as a crucial player in Asia. Learning from leading experts, you'll develop expertise and an in-depth understanding of Asia's political, economic and cultural environment and be prepared to take advantage of new and exciting opportunities working in Australia and overseas as an expert on Asian affairs. In your first year, you'll learn about core concepts of Asian and international studies, including intercultural communication, globalisation and Asian societies and culture. In your second and third years, you'll choose two majors and undertake courses from the Griffith in Asia Initiative.


  • Asian Business
  • Asian Societies and Cultures
  • Chinese Language*
  • Indonesian Language*
  • Japanese Language
  • Korean Language*
  • Politics, Law and Justice in Asia

* Via cross-institutional study at The University of Queensland.

International Relations and Security

You must complete 60 credit points from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP

Tri 12020GIR Global Security 10

Tri 12718LHS Structures of (in)security 10

Tri 33612LHS Islam and Muslim Communities in the West 10

Tri 23010GIR China and the World 10

Tri 23016GIR The Politics of Identity: Religion, Culture and Globalisation 10

Tri 22715LHS Conflict and Forced Displacement 10

Tri 22016GIR Power in East Asia 10

Which department am I in?

Arts, Education and Law



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$27,000.00 (US$ 18,376) per year

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

Start date

24 February 2020, 6 July 2020


Nathan Campus

170 Kessels Road,



4111, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed ACT with minimum composite score of 24 plus completed Diploma with a minimum grade average of 3.00. Equivalent entry qualification: complete SAT with minimum score of 550 in each band plus completed Diploma with a minimum grade average of 3.00. IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no subscore less than 6.0 or TOEFL: a minimum score of 575 or Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL: a score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) or Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 58 with no score less than 50 or ISLPR: no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR.

For international students

Standard academic entry to our undergraduate degrees requires completion of secondary school comparable to Australian Year 12 or equivalent academic achievement. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Niagara College
  • Durham College
  • Fleming College
  • College of the Rockies
  • Canadore College
  • Griffith College
  • Australian Pacific College
  • Open Universities Australia

About this uni

Griffith University holds five-star rating for its overall educational experience from the Good Universities Guide.

  • Ranks in the top two per cent of universities in the world
  • Several of its subjects are placed among the top 300
  • World class research in over 50 disciplines
  • Over 200,000 Griffith alumni are spread over 130 countries