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Graduate Certificate in  International Relations

Program code: 5643
CRICOS code: 089175G

Location

St Lucia

Duration

Half Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)

Why study the Graduate Certificate in International Relations

The Graduate Certificate in International Relations (IR) is a coursework program aimed at developing conceptual and empirical understanding and skill sets in research and knowledge development in the IR field. Students will gain an understanding of how states and other political entities shape the international system. The GCIR will cover four key areas that encompass the core dimensions of the international relations discipline: international theory, the development of the international system, international security, and international political economy.

Summary

  • Program code
    5643
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    Half Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    089175G

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

An approved degree with a GPA of 4.5; or

Have completed post-secondary studies and relevant work experience, approved by the executive dean.

Unless otherwise stated, the minimum amount of relevant work experience is 2 years full-time equivalent (either paid or voluntary), with documented evidence (such as references).

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in International Relations are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in International Relations are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in International Relations. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $13,232
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in International Relations for one semester in 2018. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester. The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower.

All fees are reviewed annually.

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Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All international student applications for the Graduate Certificate in International Relations can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in International Relations is 5643. You'll need this when applying.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Certificate in International Relations is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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