International relations

International RelationsWhy study International relations?

If you are an undergraduate student with a strong academic record, Honours in International Relations gives you the opportunity to pursue a year long program of study (two years part-time) which combines coursework and research in a specialised area of knowledge.  You can also elect to undertake a combined Honours year and gain expertise in two areas of study for a broad-ranging qualification.  Complete the Honours program with a high overall grade to qualify for entry into the Masters by Research program, or, in cases of high achievement, direct entry into the PhD program.

Career opportunities

Public service, political parties, international organisations, government and non-government agencies, journalism, media, public relations, education, welfare, health policy, business administration, corporate-government relations, academia, think tanks, and research institutes.

Course information

Local students

Structure

Coursework

Two fourth year subjects with at least one International Relations related subject.

A thesis (12 000 – 15 000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work.

Entry requirements

To apply for entry to honours following completion of the degree, you are expected to have completed at least 130 credit points of International Relations subjects with a 75% average or better.  Plus completion of POL3HON Politics in the Twentieth Century or POL23TWP Theories of world politics.     

How to apply

You can apply to start mid-year. Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

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International students

Structure

Coursework

Two fourth year subjects with at least one International Relations related subject.

A thesis (12 000 – 15 000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work.

Entry requirements

To apply for entry to honours following completion of the degree, you are expected to have completed at least 130 credit points of International Relations subjects with a 75% average or better.  Plus completion of POL3HON Politics in the Twentieth Century or POL23TWP Theories of world politics.     

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

Apply Now

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Your study experience

Student Association

LIRA, the La Trobe International Relations Association, is a student run organisation.

For more information, Join our Facebook Group or visit our website at www.lira.org.au and join the mailing list.

Student and graduate profiles

Students of the College talk about their experience at La Trobe.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences or focus on staff in International relations.

International relations events:

Book Launch - China Matters: Getting It Right For Australia

Chinese politics, economics, and foreign relations today and their implications for Australia tomorrow.