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Coursework

Master of International Relations

  • CRICOS Code: 068096C

Course overview

  • 2 years full time / 4 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students.
  • Start Year Intake - March and Mid Year Intake - July

Overview

Overview

Learn how the United States, China, the European Union, and the United Nations operate in our global community, and acquire knowledge of key developments within international relations. The Master of International Relations engages with theory, international governance and law, international security, international political economy and international history.

Participate in an international student exchange and study another language to complement your skills. You can transcend theoretical perspectives by applying your expertise in a working environment, such as through an optional internship. Designed to meet your career-oriented goals, your internship can be in international organisations, government, business, media and NGOs.

Who is it for?

If you want to open doors in your career in government, the private and NGO sector or academia, the Master of International Relations helps you to understand contemporary issues facing international laws, policies and governance.

Discover the nuanced international politics of climate change, nuclear weapons, genocide, human rights, globalisation, corruption, international trade, and women in global politics. You can train you focus on the Asia-Pacific, Europe, or the Middle East with expert tuition from regional specialists. And there's always the option to progress to a research higher degree through a minor thesis option.

University of Melbourne and American University Double Degree Program

Students from both institutions can undertake an additional year of study at the partner institution and be awarded the degrees from both; a Master of International Relations from the University of Melbourne and a Master of International Service from American University. More Information...