Master On Campus

International Relations

University of Queensland

12 months
31744 AUD/year
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The International Relations program from University of Queensland is a coursework program aimed at developing conceptual and empirical understanding and skill sets in research and knowledge in the IR field.  


The International Relations program from 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 two year full-time (or part-time equivalent) program builds on a core of nearly 40 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 include an optional applied fieldwork experience or research thesis in your program and/or participate in the Graduate Centre Mentorship Program.

UQ’s Master of International Relations 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.  

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
  • International aid coordinator
  • Policy and advocacy adviser
  • Policy officer
  • Human rights advocate

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Writing Politics 
  • Globalisation: International Political Economy and Development 
  • International Security 
  • Evolution of the International System 
  • Theories in International Relations  
  • Politics of Environmental Change
  • Indigenous Politics within and beyond the state

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 089174J  
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or
  • to have successfully completed 3 years of study towards an approved qualification at an overseas partner institution that has a formal pathway to the Master of International Relations (32 units).
  • 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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1402 - 2528 AUD /month
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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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