Master On Campus

International Relations

Macquarie University

12 months
37200 AUD/year
28800 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Through engagement with innovative approaches and thinking, the International Relations program at Macquarie University will empower you to comprehend and evaluate contemporary regional and global developments. 


We live today in an interconnected and globalised world. Yet conflict continues to impede international cooperation. 

The world has become more, rather than less, complicated. Being able to understand and evaluate global issues across the social, cultural, legal, political and economic spectrum, therefore, is a highly valued skill that is much desired by government, business and the non-government sector.

The International Relations program at Macquarie University will also equip you for an international career in diplomacy, journalism, the NGO sector, international business or academia.

Career Opportunities 

Career paths for our graduates are varied and include employment in:

  • the civil service in departments dealing with foreign affairs, diplomacy, defence, foreign aid and intelligence
  • international organisations, such as the United Nations
  • NGOs
  • multinational corporations
  • trade focused businesses
  • journalism and consulting

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in International Relations 
  • International Relations Practice 
  • Security in World Politics 
  • Understanding World Politics: Theoretical Approaches  
  • International Political Economy 
  • International Law and Global Governance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International - We recommend applying early for your course to ensure you have adequate time to arrange your student visa.


80 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements


AQF level 8 bachelor honours or graduate diploma qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent, or

Meet two of the following three criteria:

  • AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent
  • Approved work experience, professional certification or other recognised prior learning
  • AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent with a WAM of 65

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37200 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    28800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28800 AUD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 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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