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Bachelor of International Relations (With Year in Asia)

A single four year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences and ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

BIRY
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan BIRY
  • Post Nominal BIntReYIA
  • CRICOS code 099469M
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science
  • Academic contact
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan BIRY
  • Post Nominal BIntReYIA
  • CRICOS code 099469M
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of International Relations (with Year in Asia) requires completion of 192 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

The 192 units must include:

144 units from courses required for the completion of the Bachelor of International Relations


48 units from the successful completion of the Year in Asia major, which must include 24 units of language study

Students will receive equivalent credit for the coursework that they pass at their host institution (as a part of the Year in Asia major) upon return to ANU. However, students who do not pass at least 75% of their coursework at the host institution will be required to transfer back into the degree from which they transferred into the Bachelor of International Relations (with Year in Asia). Students transferring out of the Year in Asia must meet the program requirements for the degree into which they transfer and should be aware that it may not be possible to count all or any of this credit towards the degree into which they transfer.

The Bachelor of International Relations (with Year in Asia) is taught primarily in English but also requires students to undertake study in a target Asian language.

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Admission Requirements

By internal transfer from an ANU AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree

A minimum undergraduate career GPA of 5.0 out of 7.0

48 units from completion of courses offered by ANU, which must include:

A minimum of 24 units from completion of courses in the target language subject area, or demonstrated intermediate language proficiency as evidenced by completion, exemption or course credit for the following:

·        Vietnamese - VIET2003 Vietnamese 4

A minimum of 12 units from completion of non-language courses listed in the Bachelor of Asian Studies

Places are limited in each study-destination country. Applicants will be ranked on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated ability in the language of the destination country
  • ANU GPA


Adjustment Factors

ANU offers rank adjustments for a number of adjustment factors, including for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. Rank adjustments are applied to Bachelor degree applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 points (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustments, maximum 10 equity-based adjustments and maximum 5 Elite Athlete adjustments) will be awarded. Subject and performance-based adjustments do not apply to programs with a minimum selection rank of 98 or higher. Visit the ANU Adjustment Factors website for further information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$43,680.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Can you see yourself jet-setting the globe with a career in trade, foreign affairs, journalism, international business or research? You have found the right degree.

 

ANU is a leader in the field of International Relations.

 

Our program will introduce you to International Relations, initially via the broad historical and intellectual framework which has framed the modern world of states since the 17th century. It will then concentrate on the 20th century, the age of World Wars and the Cold War, before addressing contemporary issues, the age of global political economy, global culture and communication, global environmental concerns and post-Cold war political conflict, including the 'War on Terror'.

 

With our flexible program you can extend your chosen language subject into a major, and have the opportunity to go on exchange or an international/national internship.

The Bachelor of International Relations (with Year in Asia) is the perfect degree to establish yourself as a future leader in the Asian Century. You will combine study at ANU with one year at a university in an Asian location like Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul or Bangkok.

Your Year in Asia will build on the strengths of your Bachelor degree. You will develop an advanced level of language proficiency and an exceptional capacity to understand the societies and cultures of our region. You will study with world-class teachers at ANU and then put your learning into practice on the ground in Asia

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

This program is available for applications to commence from First Semester, 2020

Learning Outcomes

  1.  Identify the principal theoretical approaches to the study of international relations, and the relationships between them;

  2.  Have a thorough understanding of the historical development of the global system;

  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the principal actors in contemporary global politics and the challenges they face;

  4. Understand the principal factors that determine the foreign policies of major powers and of Australia;

  5. Reflect critically on the knowledge and skills developed in their study of International Relations

  6. Communicate in the target language with fluency and spontaneity making it possible for the student to interact with native speakers in the target language with minimum strain for either party.

  7. Accurately understand and summarise the central ideas of texts on both concrete and abstract topics familiar to the student in the target language

  8. Confidently discuss abstract and concrete issues related to their disciplinary focus in an academic setting in the target language.

  9. Identify, critically analyse and discuss diverse issues relevant to one's study and life with their classmates and beyond in their target language

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