Graduate Diploma in International Relations, Postgraduate Diploma | The University of Western Australia | Perth, Australia
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Graduate Diploma in International Relations

12 months
35000 AUD/year
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This Graduate Diploma in International Relations from The University of Western Australia is a professionally oriented postgraduate course studied over two semesters (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 course 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 the 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. 

The Graduate Diploma in International Relations from The University of Western Australia offers a credited internship unit which can be undertaken with local, national and international organisations, such as government departments, embassies, think tanks, NGOs or regional institutions. High achieving students can undertake research design training. 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

Knowledge of international relations is valuable to employers in many international companies, government and non-government organisations as well as the media. Expertise in international relations complements qualifications in a range of areas and is applicable to a variety of employment options.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Security
  • Global Political Economy
  • International Relations 
  • Governance in the International System
  • The Evolution of International Society  
  • Designing Social Research 
  • NGOs, Governance and Development 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS CODE: 069310E  

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

  • a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; and
  • successfully completed prior study in a field relevant to International Relations; or
  • completed a Graduate Certificate in International Relations at UWA.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35000 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National Commonwealth supported students: $8,825/year

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.


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