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What will I learn?

The Master of Arts (International Relations) aims to:

  • provide a specialised postgraduate program in International Relations for suitably qualified graduates
  • provide appropriate professional education for current or prospective employees working in the areas of foreign affairs, defence, international trade and related areas
  • provide advanced grounding in the academic debates and research literatures in the field of International Relations and cognate subjects for students who intend to pursue doctoral studies and an academic career
  • assist students to further develop skills in comprehension, research, bibliography, analysis, verbal argument and professional writing.

Learning outcomes

Graduates from this course should be able to:

  • have a high level appreciation of the broad dimensions and content of the academic field of International Relations
  • have a high level understanding of the key theoretical concepts, major historical themes and significant current issues within International Relations
  • have an excellent appreciation of outstanding policy issues in International Relations
  • have excellent skills in academic research, verbal argument and professional writing.

Your career

Graduates are suitable for careers in foreign affairs, defence, international trade and related areas.

Potential occupations include:

  • international development officer
  • regional development manager
  • strategic analyst
  • project officer
  • international policy advisor
  • international business development manager.

Potential employers include:

  • environments that specialise in gender or women’s issues government departments
  • non-government organisations
  • international development consultancy organisations

Which department am I in?

College of Business, Government and Law

CRICOS

020923B

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,000.00 (17,87,649) per year
Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,

BEDFORD PARK,

South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must normally hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge (CAE): Pass grade of B2; Occupational English Test (OET): 300 Writing, 300 Speaking, 300 Reading, 300 Listening.

For international students

Applicants for the masters who do not hold the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in International Relations (or approved equivalents) must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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