• Application Deadline
  • 18 months


Gain the knowledge and skills relevant to the analysis of contemporary international relations by understanding developments, outlooks, relationships and possibilities in the Asia-Pacific region.

You will develop the capacity to collect and interpret information; to analyse arguments, policies and developments; and to construct cogent verbal and written arguments on international relations subjects.

You will also appreciate the ways in which knowledge of international relations is utilised, including in professional employment.


This  Master of International Relations at The University of Western Australia is relevant to anyone interested in working in businesses and government agencies with international linkages, agencies involved in regional or global governance or international non-government organisations. Expertise in international relations complements qualifications in a range of professional areas and is applicable to a variety of employment options.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Security
  • Global Political Economy
  • Foundations of International Relations
  • Governance in the International System
  • The Evolution of International Society

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description

      2 years or 1.5 years with a relevant undergraduate degree as assessed by Faculty

    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  •  the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of a relevant major; 


  • a Graduate Certificate in International Relations or Graduate Diploma in International Relations, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent.
CRICOS: 069311D

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44136 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 66200 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    30528 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45800 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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