The Department of International Relations is one of the leading centres for the study of global politics in the world, and the only department of its kind in Australia. We combine the study of international relations with a focus on the Asia Pacific region.
Our researchers analyse how changes in foreign policies, the strategic balance of power, international norms and globalisation drive political developments in the Asia Pacific region and around the world.
The Department has long been the premier site in Australia, and one of the leading in the world, for the education of graduate students in international relations in our Graduate Studies in International Affairs (GSIA) and PhD programs. We also teach a range of high-quality, focussed undergraduate courses in our areas of expertise.
The Department is located within the School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, Australia’s leading research centre on the issues facing the Asia Paciﬁc region, and the College of Asia and the Pacific, one of the world's largest concentrations of Asia Pacific expertise.