Bachelor of International Relations Mid-Year Entry
Your passport to success
The world is changing. What is causing that change? Can conflict be contained? How can nation-states and citizens influence the course of climate change?
International Relations examines the political and societal forces of international change. To study it is to delve into politics, history, economics, sociology and international law.
What will you do?
In our Bachelor of International Relations you can specialise in international relations and security, global governance, global justice, citizenship and human rights. In core studies you will:
- study key actors in global politics and the challenges they face
- consider relationships that involve power, authority, influence, conflict, and cooperation
- analyse political institutions and business-government relations
- learn about the history of globalisation and foreign-policy making.
You can also boost your employability and cross-cultural awareness by:
- studying a language
- going on overseas study tours
- completing an internship
- enrolling in overseas exchange programs.
Where could it take you?
Our graduates emerge ready for exciting roles across Australia and around the world. You might find yourself at the United Nations as a human rights officer. You could work as a policy advisor or an intelligence analyst in a government agency or a non-governmental organisation. You might be a public relations expert or marketing consultant for an international business. Perhaps you’ll write political news. Or you could work in foreign affairs, strengthening partnerships and providing aid to developing countries.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
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I am a:
SATAC Code 334021 2020 CSP ATAR 65 2020 CSP IB 24 Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 70 Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 25 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students team
2020 Admissions Data for school leavers
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 59.25 Median ATAR to receive an offer 93.68 Highest ATAR to receive an offer 99.95 Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 65 Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 96.88 Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 99.95 Minimum eligibility score 65 Additional criteria considered Selection rank only Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Vocational Education and Training (VET) study You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2021. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2021 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2020 or 2019), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2019). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Other Entry PathwaysSATAC Code: 334021
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2020 Number of students Percentage of all students (A) Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
13 15.3% (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/A (C) Work and life experience
(admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
8 9.4% (D) Recent secondary education:
- Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
- Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
- Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
<5 N/A International students 7 8.2% All students 85 100.0%
CRICOS 022493C Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 70 International Baccalaureate (IB) 25 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 17 United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 25 General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 6 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 65% British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.6 Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 74 ISC & CBSE [India] 65% ISBE [India] 75% SAT (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 1120 AP (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 6 Abitur 3.7 Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.2 Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5 STPM or Matrikulasi 2.67 Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 70 The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 70 Eynesbury Foundation Program 339 ANU Foundation Studies 59% Monash Foundation Year 63.75% Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 70 UNSW Foundation Year 6.4 University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.5 Western Australian Universities' Foundation Program (WAUFP) 54 University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.0 Non-Go8 Foundation Score 70 SMA3 (in conjunction with National Final Examination Certificate) 80 Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Pathway Programs
- Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $11,977
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $35,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Career ReadinessGraduates of international relations build careers in Australia and internationally in both the public and private sectors, including:
- Non-government organisations
- Amnesty International
- Australian Red Cross
- Australian Secret Intelligence Service
- Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
- CARE Australia
- Caritas Australia
- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Department of Immigration and Border Protection
- Migration Solutions
- Multicultural Youth SA
- World Vision Australia
- Journalism and media
- The United Nations
- The World Bank, financial services, international businesses, investment banks
- Tourism and trade
- Humanitarian aid and human rights organisations
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Member of Parliament, NGO Policy Officer, Community Development Officer, Community Outreach Worker, Policy Developer, Cultural Heritage Officer, Translator, UN Human Rights Officer, Journalist, Ministerial Adviser, News Presenter, Non Government Organisation Worker, Columnist, Communications Officer, Parliamentary Adviser, Parliamentary Member, Political Adviser, Diplomatic corps, Public Servant, Quarantine Officer, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Aid Worker, ...
Degree StructureStudents can take a minor in:
- Chinese Studies
- French Studies
- Geography, Environment and Population
- German Studies
- Indonesian Studies
- International Business
- International Development
- Italian Studies
- Japanese Studies
- Modern Greek Studies
- Spanish Studies
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Last updated: Thursday, 3 Dec 2020