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 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.
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.
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- International Security
- Global Political Economy
- International Relations
- Governance in the International System
- The Evolution of International Society
- Designing Social Research
- NGOs, Governance and Development
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesInternational Relations Political Science View 35 other Masters in Political Science in Australia
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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.
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International33800 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33800 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
National Commonwealth supported students: $8,747.06
Living costs for Perth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.