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International Relations

The postgraduate program in international relations explores contemporary theory and research in this field and offers you an opportunity to specialise in international relations theory and global international relations, with an emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region.

It provides a specialised education for those who may later seek to pursue doctoral studies or professional employment in foreign affairs, defence, international trade, journalism or related areas.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $33,000
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
CRICOS code: 020923B
Delivery mode: On campus

The program is taught by staff from Flinders University’s College of Business, Government and Law, one of Australia’s leading centres of teaching and research in international relations.

What you will study

The postgraduate international relations program covers key theoretical concepts, major historical themes and significant current issues, and provide you with grounding in academic debates and research literature in international relations.

Topics cover areas such as the new security agenda, global inequality, debating international relations, and the theory and practice of international human rights.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Graduates are suitable for careers in foreign affairs, defence, international trade and related areas.
Potential occupations include:

  • international development officer
  • regional development manager
  • strategic analyst
  • project officer
  • international policy advisor
  • international business development manager.

Potential employers include:

  • environments that specialise in gender or women’s issues government departments
  • non-government organisations
  • international development consultancy organisations