Go beyond theory by identifying solutions to global challenges in this degree. The Bachelor of International Relations encourages critical thinking while building a comprehensive understanding of the political, strategic, economic, cultural, legal and organisational dynamics that shape international affairs. The Bachelor of International Relations is taught by passionate academics with extensive experience in policy development and implementation . IT aims to prepare students for a career in a globalised economy. You can specialise in subjects related to a specific geographic region (e. g. Europe or Asia) or a particular field (e. g. diplomacy, environmental politics, security studies, theory, international organisation, conflict resolution or economics). You will hone your critical analytical skills by applying them to real-world problems and current affairs. You will develop your communication and research skills and will have the option to study a language. There are also options to study at one of our numerous partner universities overseas to broaden your international experience and networks. (See the Overseas Study Opportunities link further below). The degree is also unique in so far as it includes opportunities for work placements in a wide variety of Australian government or non-government organisations. As such this course will prepare you for a career in international affairs, development, law, politics, policy-making and research, and will provide the additional skills necessary to excel in the international job market. Three years of full-time or part-time equivalent. 360 credit points of study. The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking - are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. They will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject database by distinct icons.