Master of International Relations

1 - 2 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students

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Course Description

Overview

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.

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Application deadlines

Applications must be submitted by:

  • 31 December for Semester One (February) 2017 entry
  • 31 May for Semester Two (July) 2017 entry

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Please note:

It is strongly recommended that applications are submitted by 31 October, 2016 for Semester 1, 2017 intake and 31 March, 2017 for Semester 2, 2017 intake to ensure that your application is assessed in time for processing of student visas.

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.

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