Master of International Relations

Macquarie University

Program Description

Master of International Relations

Macquarie University

Master of International Relations

Do you want an international career in the private or public sector, NGOs, communications or international business? Develop an in-depth understanding of international relations with our flexible and ‘real-world’ focused degree. You will explore the issues and processes of specific regions and trouble spots, as well as study global institutions.

Key features

  • Develops your understanding of the political, social, economic and legal processes and institutions of the international system
  • Lets you learn from leading academics in the fields of international relations theory, democratisation, human rights, globalisation, security studies, regionalisation, and global political economy
  • Gives you access to our innovative Global Leadership Program so you can take advantage of student exchange opportunities
  • Offers the chance to enhance your degree through work experience in an approved institution in Australia or overseas
  • This degree can be combined with the Master of International Business, the Master of International Communications, the Master of International Trade and Commerce Law or the Master of Translating and Interpreting

Suitable for

This degree is suitable for students who have completed a degree and intend to work in a public or private organisation which has a strong international focus.

Entry requirements

  • Australian Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent in relevant field
  • Minimum GPA of 2.50 (out of 4.00)
  • Minimum English Language Proficiency: IELTS or IELTS equivalent of 6.5 overall, with minimum 6.0 in each band

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:

  • senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
  • one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification


Internship opportunities are available to eligible students. Work as an intern in an embassy, NGO or an international organisation, and gain academic credits towards your degree.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus or Online
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2017
1 year
Full time
30,432 AUD
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia North Ryde, New South Wales
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 30,432 AUD
- Price per year, international students