What will I learn?

Gain an advanced understanding of the key issues in world politics, international security, foreign affairs and international and regional governance.

The Master of International Relations (MIR) is a coursework program aimed at developing conceptual and empirical understanding and skill-sets in research and knowledge in international relations (IR). You'll work with world-class teachers and researchers who are in touch with industry partners and participate in regular public commentary and debate in their fields. You'll also study alongside students from many different countries and backgrounds.

The one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) program builds on a core of nearly 20 courses and projects covering the main elements of IR, including fields such as IR of the Asia-Pacific Region, Foreign Policy and Diplomacy, Ethics and Human Rights, and Globalisation, International Political Economy and Development. You may also participate in the Graduate Centre Mentorship Program.

UQ’s Master of International Relations will equip you with the analytical and practical skills for a career in diplomacy, government, think-tanks, non-governmental organisations, the UN, international journalism, or development.

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

Asia-Pacific international relations adviser
Policy and advocacy adviser
Policy officer
Ministerial officer
External affairs officer
Senior compliance officer
International aid coordinator
International law associate
Overseas development manager
Human rights advocate

Which department am I in?

Business, Economics and Law

CRICOS

089172M

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$30,976.00 (US$ 21,736) per year

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND,

Queensland,

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

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

Same discipline is defined as a degree with a sequence of study in peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, sociology, cultural studies, media studies, communication, economics/political economy, anthropology or ethnography, and law.

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.

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About The University of Queensland

UQ ranks 46th globally and has increased its standing for the second consecutive year in the QS World University Rankings for 2021.

  • UQ Business is a top business school in the Asia-Pacific
  • 41st globally in business + economics (THE Rankings 2021)
  • UQ law ranks highly and is internationally recognised
  • 8th in hospitality & leisure management (QS 2020 Rankings)

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