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Graduate Certificate in International Relations

6 months
17500 AUD/year
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The Graduate Certificate in International Relations program from The University of Western Australia is a professionally oriented postgraduate course studied over one semester (full-time equivalent). It offers you the opportunity to gain expertise in international relations, with a particular focus on our dynamic Indo-Pacific and Indian Ocean regions. 


The Graduate Certificate in International Relations program from The University of Western Australia provides you with knowledge, skills and networks to prepare you for a rewarding career in foreign affairs and diplomacy, government, international and non-governmental organisations, the media and education. The program is structured by a core component, where you will gain knowledge of several major sub-fields including International Relations Theory and Practice, International Security, International Political Economy, the Evolution of International Society, and Governance in the International System. Elective units include a focus on important cross-cutting themes such as human rights, democracy, religion and non-governmental organisations, as well as on key global regions and powers.

Students can also engage directly with our UWA and affiliated research and policy centres, including the Public Policy Institute, the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, the Africa Research & Engagement Centre, the Korea Research Centre, the Australia India Institute, the Australia Indonesia Institute, the Perth USAsia Centre and the Australian Institute of International Affairs, as well as our international networks including the Worldwide Universities Network and the Matariki Network.

Career Pathways 

You will find employment opportunities in a range of business, government and non-government organisations both in Australia and overseas. Expertise in international relations complements qualifications in a range of professional and other areas and is applicable to a variety of employment options. Many International Relations graduates find work in foreign diplomacy or organisations such as the United Nations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Relations: Theory and Practice
  • International Security 
  • Global Political Economy 
  • Governance in the International System  
  • The Evolution of International Society 
  • NGOs, Governance and Development 
  • Democracy in Divided Societies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS CODE: 069309J  

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
  • The equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17500 AUD per year during 6 months.
  • National Commonwealth supported students: $8,825.24

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 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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