Masters of  International Relations/International Law

Program code: 5671

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Offered for the first time in Queensland in 2017, this exciting dual-program offers a rare opportunity to earn two sought-after master's qualifications in two years and supercharge your international career.

  • Attain two master's degrees in two years – the Master of International Relations and the Master of International Law – faster than if studying each individually. Entry is through both work experience and study – no law degree required.
  • The School of Political Science and International Studies is the number-one ranked university in Australia for international politics. The T.C. Beirne School of Law is ranked 36th in the world in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.
  • The Master of International Relations allows you to delve into exciting and topical fields relevant to contemporary world politics, international security, foreign affairs, and international and regional governance.
  • The Master of International Law provides a fascinating insight into some of the most compelling issues facing the world today in areas such as business, diplomacy, international policy, advocacy, negotiation, and war.

This double master's program is one of only two dual international relations and international law programs in Australia, and provides essential knowledge about the relationships between international law, politics and business.

  • In the classroom

    Our academics are world-class

    Teaching staff in the MIR/MILaw include academics, legal practitioners, judges, and international scholars. Together, they bring a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and views to the program, enriching discussions with current thinking, a high level of professional knowledge, and high expectations.

  • Beyond the classroom

    International experience – UQ Abroad

    We strongly encourage our students to spend time abroad with one of our international partner universities to diversify their knowledge and experience. Partner universities include the University of Wisconsin, University College London, and the National University of Singapore.

    Find out more
  • Why study

    About the MIR/MILaw

  • Professional experience

    Link up with industry and the profession

    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's award-winning Student Employability Team (SET) helps students develop their careers with a range of professional opportunities. These include internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Masters of International Relations and International Law have the knowledge to work in any internationally focused career, whether in government, NGOs or international business.

This dual program unlocks many diverse careers, including in:

  • government policy, foreign trade and diplomatic services,
  • UN, World Bank and other major international NGOs,
  • international policy and research institutes, or
  • international business.

For graduates with research aspirations, the Masters of International Relations and International Law includes opportunities to undertake a supervised research project and write a dissertation, laying the groundwork for possible future PhD study.

Summary

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Applicants must meet the entry requirements for both programs to be admitted to the dual degree

MIR (24 units)
An approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5; or

*A GCIR or GCIS or GDipIS from the university with a GPA of 5; or

An approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5 and a minimum of three years professional experience, approved by the executive dean.

MIL (24 Units)
An approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

The Masters of International Relations/International Law is made up of two course lists:

Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Masters of International Relations/International Law has a single set of Program Rules, which explain what is required to complete the dual program. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

If you decide to enrol in a dual program, you can use a Dual Degree Planner to help organise your studies.

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, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Masters of International Relations/International Law pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $27,490
Indicative fee 2019

An indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Masters of International Relations/International Law at 2019 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year. The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program.

Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

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

Applying online

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All domestic student applications for the Masters of International Relations/International Law can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Masters of International Relations/International Law is 5671. You'll need this when applying.

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Additional application information

*Please note if the GCIR or GCIS or GDipIS is used as the basis of entry into the program as you do not have an existing approved degree in the same discipline, you will not be eligible for credit towards the Masters program.

For the MIR same discipline is defined as a degree with a sequence of study in peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, sociology, cultural studies, media studies, communication, economics/political economy, anthropology or ethnography, and Law.

Professional experience requirements same discipline can be demonstrated with 3 years work experience in a relevant international relations organisation Unless otherwise stated, the minimum amount of relevant work experience is 3 years full-time equivalent (either paid or voluntary), with documented evidence (such as references).

For the MIL same discipline is defined as a degree in law; or a degree in arts, business, commerce or economics with a sequence of study in peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, sociology, cultural studies, media studies, communication, economics/political economy, anthropology or ethnography. Which must include a minimum of four courses covering international topics.

To satisfy the requirement for same discipline a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

Important dates

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

The closing date for the Masters of International Relations/International Law is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

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

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