Postgraduate

Master of International Relations

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to tackle international issues.

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

This course is relevant to anyone interested in working in businesses and government agencies with international linkages, agencies involved in regional or global governance or international non-government organisations. Expertise in international relations complements qualifications in a range of professional areas and is applicable to a variety of employment options.
This course is relevant to anyone interested in working in businesses and government agencies with international linkages, agencies involved in regional or global governance or international non-government organisations. Expertise in international relations complements qualifications in a range of professional areas and is applicable to a variety of employment options.

Further Study

If you complete a dissertation as part of this course, you may choose to progress to a PhD. You may also wish to complete another postgraduate course, such as the Master of Business Administration.
If you complete a dissertation as part of this course, you may choose to progress to a PhD. You may also wish to complete another postgraduate course, such as the Master of Business Administration.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Course Credit Points
96
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2018
$22,900.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$45,800.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Course Credit Points
72
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2016
$30,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2016
$45,000.00
Annual Fee - 2017
$32,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$64,000.00
Annual Fee - 2018
$33,100.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$66,200.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a)(i) a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of a relevant major;
or
(b)(i) a Graduate Certificate in International Relations or Graduate Diploma in International Relations, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This course equips you with the theoretical, historical and practical knowledge and skills relevant to the analysis of contemporary international relations and is particularly oriented toward understanding developments, outlooks, relationships and possibilities in the Asia-Pacific region.

About The Course

You will develop the capacity to collect and interpret information; to analyse arguments, policies and developments; and to construct cogent verbal and written arguments on international relations subjects.You will also appreciate the ways in which knowledge of international relations is utilised, including in professional employment.
Master of International Relations

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 8-10 hours plus own study time
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 11580
CRICOS code
  • 069311D
Master of International Relations
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 8-10 hours plus own study time
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 11580
CRICOS code
  • 069311D
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years or 1.5 years with a relevant undergraduate degree as assessed by Faculty
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of International Relations

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

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.