Master of International Public Diplomacy

Macquarie University

The interest of foreign ministries, defence ministries and other agencies is in dealing with publics in relation to foreign policy/defence messages and national image management has demonstrated a need for staff trained in this area. The Master of International Public Diplomacy is designed for students who wish to extend their depth and breadth of knowledge and understandings of strategy and policy development, public diplomacy practice and project related research. The program offers students access to a wide range of expertise, resources and state-of-the-art research opportunities in this broad field of study. A range of specialised coursework electives is available that enables students to create a program that meets their individual needs and interests.

Course Fee:

Australian: $39,360
International: $40,730

Entry Requirements:

Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent in anthropology, cultural studies, diplomacy, media and communication, modern history, international relations, politics, international studies, law, psychology, security studies, sociology, linguistics, marketing, or a related discipline; or Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent with relevant and significant work experience in a relevant field


48 credit points at 800 level or above.

Subjects you can Study:

International public diplomacy

Further information:

This course is available for internal and external study. Full-time and part-time study modes are available.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde No info Yes Part time 3 years
North Ryde No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
North Ryde No info Yes Online

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With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers. 

Macquarie’s degrees ensure students graduate with the skills and experience that employers are looking for, which is why Macquarie is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for graduate employment.

Macquarie’s degrees are designed in consultation with industry and focus on practical, ‘real-world’ learning. Such learning is facilitated through unique programs such as the award-winning Global Leadership Program, recognised as Australia’s flagship tertiary global leadership program; PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), the only program of its kind in Australia that gives students practical, work-integrated experience that’s fully integrated into their degree; and one of Australia’s best exchange programs, which allows students to gain academic credit at one of 150 global partners along with job-ready skills before they graduate.

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  • More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries
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