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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Masters of International Relations / Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Masters (Coursework)

Graduate with two sought-after Masters qualifications, ready to engage in the fields of conflict resolution, aid and development.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time
Course Code
5688, 095578E
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$30,304 per year / $60,608 total

About this course

This two year full-time (or part-time equivalent) dual degree program allows you to obtain two highly sought-after and complementary qualifications from a school that is recognised internationally as a leader in peace and conflict studies. It provides an understanding of the broad structures and dynamics of the international system, combined with more specialised skills and knowledge of critical issues and debates relating to peace and conflict.

The Master of International Relations covers the key issues and challenges in contemporary world politics, international security, foreign affairs and global, international and regional governance. You'll be able to develop skills in international political analysis and political risk evaluation, and in addressing bilateral, regional and global policy objectives.

The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies builds knowledge of the forces that generate contemporary conflict and the process and practices that contribute to conflict prevention, resolution and peace-building. It also equips you with practical skills to engage in conflict analysis and resolution, and peace-building in the contemporary global context.

Our graduates have gone on to work in areas such as diplomacy, government, think-tanks, the UN, NGOs and the media.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Benefit from a unique dual degree where you'll learn to analyse political conflict and identify solutions.
  • Choose to include a fieldwork experience or research thesis, and/or participate in the Graduate Centre Mentorship Program.
  • Learn from award-winning teachers, internationally renowned academics and activities designed to enhance employability.
  • Develop a valuable skillset and be in global demand.

Career pathways

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

  • Diplomatic officer
  • UN delegate
  • Foreign affairs and trade official
  • Indigenous rights adviser
  • Humanitarian aid official
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Human rights advocate
  • Foreign policy adviser
  • Asia-Pacific international relations adviser