An undergraduate degree is perfect for school leavers, or those who haven’t been to university before.

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

Bachelor of International Relations (With Year in Asia)

4 Years 192 Units BIRY

Study plan and program details

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

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