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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
1 year full-time
Course Code
5639, 089172M
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$30,304 per year / $30,304 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 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.

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
  • 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