Master On Campus

International Relations

University of Queensland

12 months
30976 AUD/year
24960 AUD/year
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Gain an advanced understanding of the key issues in world politics, international security, foreign affairs and international and regional governance with the Master of International Relations offered at the University of Queensland.


You'll work with world-class teachers and researchers who are in touch with industry partners and participate in regular public commentary and debate in their fields. You'll also study alongside students from many different countries and backgrounds.

The one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) program builds on a core of nearly 20 courses and projects covering the main elements of IR, including fields such as IR of the Asia-Pacific Region, Foreign Policy and Diplomacy, Ethics and Human Rights, and Globalisation, International Political Economy and Development. You may also participate in the Graduate Centre Mentorship Program.

The Master of International Relations offered at the University of Queensland will equip you with the analytical and practical skills for a career in diplomacy, government, think-tanks, non-governmental organisations, the UN, international journalism, or development. 

Program highlights

  • Select from a diverse spectrum of courses.
  • Study with students from a range of countries and backgrounds.
  • Choose to include a fieldwork experience or research thesis, and participate in the Graduate Centre Mentorship Program.
  • Develop the necessary skills for a rewarding career in government or non-government sectors.

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
  • Asia-Pacific international relations adviser
  • Policy and advocacy adviser
  • Policy officer
  • Ministerial officer
  • External affairs officer

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Politics of Environmental Change
  • Indigenous Politics within and beyond the state
  • International Relations of the Asia- Pacific
  • Foreign Policy and Diplomacy
  • Strategic Studies
  • Global Governance: Origins, Challenges and Trajectories
  • Politics of International Law
  • Politics of Development
  • International Crisis Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


16 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 089172M

  • a bachelor honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below).
  • Relevant disciplines include 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, or law.

Tuition Fee

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    30976 AUD/year
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  • National

    24960 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24960 AUD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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