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100 Point Master of International Relations

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The Master of International Relations is offered collaboratively by several Schools in the Faculty of Arts. The degree is designed for graduates who are seeking careers in international affairs, in government, diplomacy, international business, non-government organisations (NGOs), international organisations, and the media. It is a program that combines advanced study in the field of international relations, with relevant professional skills development, and an electives program that is specifically designed to promote cross-cultural understanding. The elective program also reflects Australia’s geographic location and the University of Melbourne’s research strengths, notably in Asian and Islamic Studies, European Studies and global and regional governance in politics, society and culture. The program will also offer students exchange, internship and language study opportunities. The degree is specifically designed as a pathway to professional employment. There is a thesis option for high achieving students who may wish to progress to a PhD.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete the Master of International Relations should:

  • Understand how to apply key concepts and theories of international relations to global issues;
  • Acquire sound knowledge of key developments in contemporary international relations; and
  • Develop practical skills relevant to a career in international affairs, including in international organisations, government, business, media, and non-government organisations.
Last updated: 30 November 2018