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What will I learn?

Graduate with two sought-after master's qualifications and enhance your employability in the fields of international politics and law.

This two year full-time (or part-time equivalent) dual master's program will enable you to understand the links between international politics and international law. These include how political events can shape international legal decision-making, the impact of law on trade, international security and other political issues, and how politics and law mutually shape each other.

In International Relations, your courses introduce the history of the international system, theoretical approaches to international relations, security in the international system and international political economy.

In International Law, one compulsory course introduces public international law and the remaining three focus on international law in action, and the nexus between international and domestic law. You'll then choose from a series of elective courses to suit your personal growth and interests.

All of this will give you a clear understanding of the ground rules for international political behaviour, including how international law facilitates business, shapes crises and drives state behaviour, the rules that allow businesses to operate successfully in the international sphere, and the politics that sometimes override those rules.

In short, you'll gain the knowledge to pursue any internationally focused career, whether in government, NGOs or international business.

Program highlights

  • Acquire two master's degrees in a shorter timeframe than if studying them individually.
  • Learn from award-winning teachers and internationally renowned academics.
  • Take advantage of industry networking opportunities.
  • Gain the qualifications to get ahead in your chosen international profession.

Which department am I in?

Business, Economics and Law



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,144.00 (22,08,141) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 20 February 2023


The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,



4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree in engineering (in the relevant field of study for which they wish to enrol) with a GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale. English Language Scores: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; BE: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

For international students

Applicants must meet the entry requirements for both programs to be admitted to the dual degree

MIR (24 units)

  • An approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5; or
  • A GCIR or GCIS or GDipIS from the university with a GPA of 5; or
  • An approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5 and a minimum of three years professional experience, approved by the executive dean

MIL (24 Units)

  • An approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

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


About The University of Queensland

As one of the top 50 universities in the world, UQ offers students the chance to join a leading research community and become an in-demand graduate.

  • Top 50 universities in the world (QS 2022)
  • Most ARC fellowships and awards in Australia
  • Specialist research centres and sites across Queensland
  • Varied scholarship and grant opportunities

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