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Master of International Relations
Master of International Relations

Master of International Relations

  • ID:UWA610137
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have

(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;


(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;


(c) successfully completed prior study in a field relevant to International Relations; or

(2) completed a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in International Relations at UWA.

English Requirements

  • Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening 

  • IELTS (Academic) including IELTS for UKVI (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules)

  • PTE (Academic): Postgraduate Research Studies applicants: An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the reading and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the other sections.

Course Information

The Master of International Relations prepares graduates for a rewarding career in foreign affairs and diplomacy, government, international and non-governmental organisations, the media, or in education. The professionally-oriented course offers students the opportunity to study regional politics in greater depth with particular focus on Asia, Africa and the Indian Ocean Region. For those students interested in pursuing a career in academia and research, the course offers an optional dissertation component.


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Course structure details

Students who have not completed a bachelor's degree with a relevant major as recognized by the Faculty must complete relevant conversion unit(s) up to the value of 24 points, as advised by the Faculty.


Take all units (30 points):

  • POLS5641 International Security (6)

  • POLS5651 Global Political Economy (6)

  • POLS5661 International Relations: Theory and Practice (6)

  • POLS5681 Governance in the International System (6)

  • POLS5688 The Evolution of International Society (6)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This course prepares graduates for careers in businesses and government departments with international linkages, agencies involved in regional or global governance and international non-governmental organisations. Expertise in international relations complements qualifications in a range of professional areas and is applicable to a variety of employment options. 

  • Journalist

  • Foreign affairs and trade officer

  • Intelligence analyst

  • Parliamentarian

  • Policy analyst

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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