Bachelor of International Relations with Bachelor of Economics

Degree Type Double Degree
Duration 4 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 334031
CRICOS 052494J

Why combine International Relations with Economics?  

The forces of influence and change in the world are complex. Politics and economics require international cooperation and experts who can assess large-scale decisions.

The combination contextualises economics within major social and political issues in international relations. The two areas come together in exciting, diverse and rewarding careers at local and global levels.

What will you do?

  • Examine how and why the world is changing around us.
  • Learn about globalisation and foreign policy.
  • Explore economic laws and theories at all levels.
  • Build skills in mathematics, statistics and data analysis.
  • Master creative problem-solving, decision-making and communication.

For more info

  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 334031
    2018 CSP ATAR 65.6
    2018 CSP IB 24
    2018 Guaranteed Entry Score 70
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team
    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 Applicants 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 (such as bonus points)).

    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      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. GPAs earned from non-award study within the Faculty of Arts are also considered.
    • VET applicants
      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.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2019. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2018 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2018 or 2017), 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 2017). 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 Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    • Without formal qualifications?
      You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 334031

    International applicants

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    Admissions information

    CRICOS 052494J
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    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
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge 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 Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 75
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 26
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 18
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 20
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 7
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 70
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.8
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 80
    ISC & CBSE [India] 70%
    ISBE [India] 80%
    SAT [US] 1200
    Abitur 3.4
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.5
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 2.78
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 74
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 74
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 360
    ANU Foundation Studies 66
    Monash Foundation Year 70
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 72
    UNSW Foundation Year 7.0
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.7
    Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 59
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.2
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 74
    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
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $8,750

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $37,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Potential careers

    Workplace Consultant, Bank Teller, Bookkeeper, Community Development Officer, Fund and Portfolio Manager, Journalist, Administrative Assistant, Market Researcher, Business Consultant, Business Data Analyst, Business Manager, CEO, News Presenter, Parliamentary Adviser, Parliamentary Member, Policy Adviser, Political Adviser, Politician, Econometrician, Economic Researcher, Economist, Public Relations Officer, ...

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Year 1 S1 POLIS 1104
    Introduction to Comparative Politics
    Language Level I
    (*if exempt from language studies: International Relations Closed Elective Level II)
    3 units from the following:
    ECON 1002
    Australia and the Global Economy
    ECON 1009 International Financial Institutions & Markets I
    (Semester 1 and 2)
    3 units from the following:
    ECON 1005 Introduction to Mathematical Economics (Basic) I
    ECON 1010 Introduction to Mathematical Economics (Adv) I
    (semester 2)
    S2 POLIS 1102
    Introduction to International Relations
    Language Level I
    (*if exempt from language studies: International Relations Closed Elective Level II)
    ECON 1012
    Principles of Economics I
    (semester 1 and 2)
    3 units from the following: ECON 1008
    Business and Economics Statistics I
    (summer, semester 1 and 2)
    STATS 1000
    Statistical Practice I
    (semester 1 and 2)
    Year 2 S1 POLIS 2124
    Global Justice and International Order
    Language Level II
    (*if exempt from language studies: International Relations Closed Elective Level II)
    ECON 2507
    Intermediate Macroeconomics II
    (semester 1 and 2)
    ECON 2504
    Intermediate Econometrics II
    (summer, semester 1 and 2)
    S2 International Relations Closed Elective Level II Arts Elective Level II
    (or optional Language Minor)
    ECON 2506
    Intermediate Microeconomics II
    (semester 1 and 2)
    ECON 2513
    Global Economic History II
    Year 3 S1 International Relations Closed Elective Level II Arts Elective Level II or III
    (or optional Language Minor)
    Level III Economics Course Level III Economics Course
    S2 International Relations Closed Elective Level II Arts Elective Level II or III
    (or optional Language Minor)
    3 units from the following:
    ECON 3525 Economic Policy Analysis III
    PROF 3501 International Internship
    PROF 3502 Professions Internship Program
    ECON 3524
    Economic Policy Analysis III Part A
    Year 4 S1 One course (6 units) from:
    POLIS 3107 International Relations Internship (semester 1)
    POLIS 3108 International Relations Capstone (semester 2)
    Elective Course Level III Elective Course Level III
    S2 International Relations Closed Elective Level III International Relations Closed Elective Level III Elective Course Level III Elective Course Level III
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Last updated: Thursday, 6 Dec 2018