We live in one vast, interconnected world. While nation states and local economies still dominate the overall playing field, there’s an ever-increasing flow between countries – of trade, capital, information and people. And it’s irreversibly transforming our lives. In this time of unprecedented change, there are more global challenges and they need urgent solutions. While we can’t predict the future, we do know this – we need more highly skilled professionals who can help us navigate this complex and delicate environment, and ensure we build a better world for all.
If you're keen to address the biggest global challenges of our time, La Trobe's Master of International Relations will give you the interdisciplinary skillset to make a real difference. Develop a solid grounding in international political theory and learn how to navigate the complex power dynamics between governments, multilateral organisations, international businesses and international NGOs. You'll graduate with the skills to work on current global issues and create positive change across cultures and societies.
After graduation, you'll be prepared for a career in international diplomacy, foreign policy, governance, industry affairs, and local and international development. Work in Australia or overseas, with opportunities in non-government organisations and government agencies such as state governments, the Department of Defence, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
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- Advanced Research Skills
- International Relations: Past and Present
- International Relations and the Global Economy
- Security in a Borderless World
- Theories of World Politics
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- 24 months
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La Trobe University assesses applications on a rolling basis which means you can apply for the next upcoming intake or available future intakes.
DisciplinesInternational Relations International Development International Business View 47 other Masters in International Development in Australia
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
- Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
- Home contents and baggage
- Legal aid
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- Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
- Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor's degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors, including academic record, English proficiency and/or employment experience.
- 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
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International35800 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35800 AUD per year during 24 months.
National22600 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22600 AUD per year during 24 months.
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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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.