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Master of International Relations

Program code: 5641
CRICOS code: 089174J

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing

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

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

  • This two-year master's program is suitable for those with an approved degree in any discipline – see Program Details for entry requirements.
  • 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. There is also an option to complete a research dissertation.
  • Take advantage of activities offered beyond the classroom that focus on enhancing your employability as a future leader and contribute to a community of learners and researchers.

Graduate with a globally respected qualification that will deepen your professional skill set and make you stand out 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.

  • Professional experience

    Internships

    Gain hands-on experience through our internship program – an opportunity to work closely with an organisation in Australia or overseas.

  • Campus Life

    Participate in a vibrant culture

    The program is housed in the School of Political Science and International Studies which has a lively intellectual culture and hosts high-profile annual lectures, research seminars, public lectures and photography competitions.

  • Why study

  • The greatest strength of the master’s program was its staff. The lecturers fostered a stimulating academic environment with a dynamic student body, challenged me to elevate the standard of my work, and were highly supportive of professional development. The program benefits not only from the high-profile academic output of its staff, but also its strong links with other academic communities and practitioners. Libby Feeney, Master of International Relations

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
    5641
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    2 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    32
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    089174J

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5

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 Master of 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 Master of 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 Master of 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.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of International Relations at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

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 $26,464
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of International Relations for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

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 Master of 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 Master of International Relations is 5641. 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 Master of 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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