Master of International Relations

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Get high-level skills in theoretical and empirical analysis to interpret global issues. This course is ideal if students work in public service, the private sector or for a small business, as they will learn how international forces shape the environment. Students will develop skills in policy analysis, get a systematic understanding of the threats to peace and security, and global forces shaping political, social and economic life. The Master of Arts (International Relations) aims to produce graduates who are able to demonstrate high-level skills of theoretical and empirical analysis and interpret global issues and events. This course will give students a substantial understanding of the complexities of contemporary international relations. They will examine key contemporary issues and developments around the world, particularly in the Asia Pacific region. The program also offers optional postgraduate internships, giving students the opportunity to get experience overseas.


8 credit points of study


  • Conflict and security
  • Contemporary international politics
  • Human rights and international law
  • Human rights in world politics
  • International political economy and global governance
  • International relations theory
  • Research
  • Security and strategy
  • Transnational activism and civil society
  • United nations and international organisation

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor honours (AQF8) degree in a related discipline or Bachelor degree in a related discipline, plus two years relevant work experience or Graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a related discipline or Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

Study pathways

Credit for prior learning will be granted in accordance with university policy.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $21,000
International: $32,000
No information available Yes
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year
  • Full-time : 1 year

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