Master of International Relations

Monash University

The world is being shaped by big questions about global justice, war, peace, social movements, and inter-state relations. These questions help define what this Master of International Relations is all about. In short, this course offers students a window into the diverse and dynamic world of politics in the 21st century. The course offers a range of topics such as global security, economics and human rights with three specialisations, focusing on: governance and security international diplomacy and trade political violence and counter-terrorism. Students may also choose to complete general studies in international relations. This course provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of international affairs, grounded in the key debates framing global politics and driven by in-depth empirical analysis. Through this, students will be able to make sense of the complexity of global politics by providing the analytical perspectives and skills needed to see both the 'bigger picture' and comprehend detailed aspects of specific issues. Subject to conditions, students have the opportunity to study abroad, and to develop research interests in a number of areas, providing them with a potential pathway into a higher degree by research. Our graduates have gone on to a broad range of occupations and have been employed by the likes of the United Nations, the Australian Government, and non-governmental organisations such as the International Red Cross.

Course Fee:

Australian: $42,400
International: $64,000

Entry Requirements:

Entry level 1: Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete); Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent. Entry level 2: Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete); Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/ experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent; or Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent)and an Australian graduate certificate (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average in both qualifications, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

Structure:

Core subjects, electives, a research study option, experiential learning, international opportunities.

Subjects you can Study:

International diplomacy and trade; Governance and security; Political violence and counter-terrorism; Advanced international relations

Study Pathways:

No prior knowledge in area required to undertake this program. Credit possible for previous humanities and social sciences study. Early exits possible. Double degree option available with Journalism.

Who for:

Students interested in pursuing careers in government, diplomacy, business, teaching or journalism

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Caulfield No info No Part time 4 years
Caulfield No info No Full time 2 years
Clayton No info Yes Full time 2 years
Clayton No info Yes Part time 4 years

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