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Graduate Certificate in International Relations
Graduate Certificate in International Relations

Graduate Certificate in International Relations

  • ID:GU610299
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in International Relations, a student must:

  •  hold any Bachelor degree (or higher) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale) OR

  • have a minimum of three years equivalent full-time professional work or relevant work experience

  • have a combination of alternative admission criteria such as formal, informal and non-formal learning deemed to be equivalent to either of the above.

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.


Course Information

International Relations is the most controversial, dynamic and exciting area of political science. This program suite has a strong practitioner focus and is highly relevant for people working in - or aspiring to work in, government and international organisations. Topics covered include international security and terrorism, human rights, religion and identity politics, diplomacy and statecraft, political economy and global governance.


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Course lists

Course offering information in program structures is a guide only. Please check the actual offering information in the Course Catalogue.

Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit points from the following courses:


  • Introduction to International Relations - 7001GIR

  • International Law and Organisations - 7021GIR

  • Australian Foreign Policy - 7007GIR

  • Key Issues in Development Studies - 7009GIR

  • International Security - 7006GIR

  • Ethics in International Relations - 7035GIR

  • Democratisation Business and Governance in Asia - 7012GIR

  • Gender and Security - 7022GIR

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

You will be prepared to work in roles in internationally focused areas of government, including diplomacy, strategic analysis, defence, immigration and trade and investment relations. You could also find work in businesses with overseas profiles, international aid and other non-governmental organisations, and news and media organisations.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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