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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 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

The Graduate Certificate in International Relations will equip you with the analytical and practical skills for a career in government, non-government organisations, major project management or journalism.

  • This six-month program is suitable for those with an approved degree in any discipline, or post-secondary study and/or relevant work experience – see Program Details.
  • Gain an advanced understanding of the key issues and challenges in contemporary world politics, international security, foreign affairs and international and regional governance.
  • Choose from more than 30 core and elective courses to build conceptual and practical skills relevant to your career aspirations.
  • Graduate with a standalone qualification, or use your qualification as a pathway to our Master of International Relations.

Deepen your skill set and gain a professional advantage that will set you apart in a competitive job market.

  • Teaching staff

    World class teachers

    You will have access to world-class teachers and researchers who are in touch with industry partners and participate in regular public commentary and debate in their fields.

  • Students

    Multicultural learning environment

    You will study alongside students who come from a range of countries and backgrounds, giving you a global perspective.

Career outcomes

Students have found careers in a range of areas including government, diplomacy, international organisations, NGOs, journalism and think tanks, as well as in the private sector.

Summary

  • Program code
    5643
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    Half Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • 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 $14,160
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in International Relations for one semester in 2019. 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.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

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

Apply now

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.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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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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