Learn how the United States, China, the European Union, and the United Nations operate in our global community, and acquire knowledge of key developments within international relations. The Master of International Relations engages with theory, international governance and law, international security, international political economy and international history.
Participate in an international student exchange and study another language to complement your skills. You can transcend theoretical perspectives by applying your expertise in a working environment, such as through an optional internship. Designed to meet your career-oriented goals, your internship can be in international organisations, government, business, media and NGOs.
Who is it for?
If you want to open doors in your career in government, the private and NGO sector or academia, the Master of International Relations helps you to understand contemporary issues facing international laws, policies and governance.
Discover the nuanced international politics of climate change, nuclear weapons, genocide, human rights, globalisation, corruption, international trade, and women in global politics. You can train you focus on the Asia-Pacific, Europe, or the Middle East with expert tuition from regional specialists. And there's always the option to progress to a research higher degree through a minor thesis option.
Where will it take me?
On graduation from the Master of International Relations, you will be ready for work in professional fields including:
- Policy advisor and analyst
- Advocacy coordinator
- Business development and project coordinator
- Welfare officer
Graduates have also gone on to work in global organisations including:
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation
- Department of Foreign Affairs
- The European Commission
- The Age
- 31 May, 2018 for Semester 2, 2018 intake*
- 31 October, 2018 for Semester 1 2019 intake
It is strongly recommended your application is submitted by the following dates to ensure enough time for your student visa processing.
- Later applications may be accepted from onshore applicants. Please email Arts Grad admissions
- For more detailed information please visit the Graduate Coursework application information web page.
*Please note: This is a late application closing date. Submitting your application during this period may impact on your ability to receive a visa in time for commencement of classes. The Department of Home Affairs suggests submitting your visa application no later than 6 weeks before class commencement to avoid late commencement, and no earlier than 3 months before you are due to commence. Please see the Future students website for more details
Please note: If you wish to be considered for a scholarship or bursary at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences you must submit an application to a GSHSS degree by 31 March 2018 noting that you must supply your final results and evidence of course completion by 30 April 2018 to meet the requirements of the scholarship criteria. If you are not able to meet these deadlines, you will be considered for the following intake.