Bachelor of International Studies
The International Studies Program at the University of Adelaide offers students an opportunity to explore the inter-relations between nations and peoples, and to examine global politics, problems and actors from a variety of perspectives. Our program has three important key strands: i) global justice – the rights and obligation of states, individuals, and groups that transcend the national boundaries, and the implications of these for transnational problems such as trade, poverty, and migration; ii) global governance including emerging actors, instruments and processes of governing and regulation of complex global problems such as climate change or financial regulations; and, iii) security – issues ranging from traditional threats and emerging questions in international security such as the rise of China and new and complex threats such as infectious diseases, and terrorism. The various electives on offer will reinforce these different strands of our program.
Study in a language other than English is highly recommended, and you are encouraged to spend one or two semesters at an overseas university to gain valuable international experience.
Graduate Progam in International Studies
The University of Adelaide's Master of International Studies Program is one of the most distinctive in the country. Like the University's undergraduate degree, it approaches International Studies not from the sub-fields of International Relations and Intelligence/Security Studies alone (although these are major components of the program), but attempts to provide the student with solid multi-disciplinary foundations for understanding how states live and work together, what is the nature of their sense of security, and how lines of conflict may emerge between them.