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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of International Relations

  • Masters (Coursework)

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

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
5641, 089174J
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$30,304 per year / $60,608 total

About this course

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 two year full-time (or part-time equivalent) program builds on a core of nearly 40 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 include an optional applied fieldwork experience or research thesis in your program and/or 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.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Select from a diverse spectrum of courses.
  • Study with students from a range of countries and backgrounds.
  • Choose to include a fieldwork experience or research thesis, and participate in the Graduate Centre Mentorship Program.
  • Develop the necessary skills for a rewarding career in government or non-government sectors.

Career pathways

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

  • Asia-Pacific international relations adviser
  • International aid coordinator
  • Policy and advocacy adviser
  • Policy officer
  • Human rights advocate
  • Overseas development manager
  • International aid coordinator
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Ministerial officer
  • International law associate