Master On Campus

International Relations

University of Queensland

12 months
30976 AUD/year
23840 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. 


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. 

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.

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).
  • You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
  • English language requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30976 AUD/year
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  • National

    23840 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23840 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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