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Do you want to further target your interests and career aspirations? A double degree Masters of International Relations and Journalism provides a comprehensive… Read more

Do you want to further target your interests and career aspirations? A double degree Masters of International Relations and Journalism provides a comprehensive introduction to the nature of the international political system and some of the key issues in contemporary international relations; an entry-level qualification for a professional journalism career; and a mid-career course for working journalists seeking to extend their expertise and refresh the intellectual basis of their practice. The national and international orientation of the course optimises the contribution graduates make to their profession using a full range of media technologies and insights into approaches to international relations.

Our world is shaped by big questions about global justice, war, peace, social movements, and inter-state relations. The Master of InternationalRelations enables you to deal critically and analytically with such questions, providing a window into the dynamic world of 21st century politics.

This component of the double degree course explores the security, ethical, legal and economic dimensions of international relations.You will examine key issues in foreign policy, world order, European studies, management and terrorism, as well as the gender, development, migration and governance aspects of global politics.

The Master ofJournalism component provides you with the opportunity to work with award-winning journalists and academics with strong industry links, as you cultivate high-level skills in research and reporting across all media – print, online, radio and video – and explore the role of the media in contemporary society.This double degree course is well suited to people interested in working in journalism in the international field. It also enables those with an interest in international relations to combine that with communication skills. For instance, if you would like to work in communications in NGOs or United Nations agencies or the UnitedNations itself, this course is a good choice.

Course structure

Double degree courses include all the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced or redirected.

Depending upon prior qualifications, students may receive credit for part of the course.

The Master of International Relations and the Masters of Journalism are each structured in three parts, Foundations for advanced studies, core Master's study and Advanced expertise:

PART A. Foundations for advanced international relations and journalism studies

These studies will introduce you to both International relations studies and journalism studies at an advanced level. They are intended for students whose previous qualification is not in a cognate field.

PART B. Core Master’s study (in international relations/journalism)

The international relations studies draw on best practices within the broad realm of international relations practice and research exploring the security,ethical, and economic dimensions of international relations. You will have opportunities to examine key issues in foreign policy, world order, European studies, crisis management, and terrorism.

The journalism studies draw on best practices within the broad realm of journalism practice.Through a combination of academic and practice-based work, you will gain a solid foundation in all production technologies – print, video, radio and online – in metropolitan, regional and international contexts.

PART C. Advanced expertise

The focus of these studies is professional or scholarly work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development.  These studies will be credited to each of the two degrees and you will have the opportunity, if you choose, to undertake across disciplinary project or internship that integrates and draws on both fields of study‚ international relations and journalism.

You have two options:

The first option is a program of coursework study where you select the units to suit your own interests. This option includes the opportunity to undertake an internship in the field.

The second option is a 24 point research thesis. Students wishing to use this Masters course as a pathway to a higher degree by research should take this second option.

Students admitted to the course, who have a recognised honours degreein a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences, will receivecredit for Part C, however, should they wish to complete a 24 point researchproject as part of the course they should consult with the course coordinator



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Offering a truly international perspective, this program immerses you in two cultures (with one full year in Australia and another in China). Read more

Offering a truly international perspective, this program immerses you in two cultures (with one full year in Australia and another in China). It combines the Master of International Relations at Monash with the Master of Arts in Chinese Politics and Economy from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Exploring the security, ethical, legal and economic dimensions of international relations, you will be prepared to deal critically and analytically with questions of global justice, war, peace, social movements, and inter-state relations.

You will examine key issues in foreign policy, world order, crisis management and terrorism, as well as gender, development, migration and governance aspects of global politics.

Offered across four specialisations; general studies in international relations, governance and security, political violence and counter-terrorism, and international diplomacy and trade, the Master of International Relations component of this double degree course will help you make sense of the complexity of global politics and economics.  You will develop the analytical perspectives and skills necessary to see the "bigger picture" as well as detailed aspects of specific issues.  You will also gain a solid intellectual grounding in key debates, historical events and political institutions.

During your year in Shanghai, you will complete studies on the government and politics of China, and China's diplomacy and foreign policy.  You will also undertake studies in Chinese culture, to complement your developing expertise in the field.  Your studies will culminate in the completion of a thesis.

Being taught by leading experts in their respective fields, who have strong local and international networks, you will be exposed to the latest advances in international relations.

Our graduates have continued on to a broad range of occupations and have, for example, been employed by the United Nations, the Australian Government, and non-governmental organisations such as the International Red Cross.



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Advance your career. Expanding your career opportunities in the modern era, requires a deeper appreciation of the intricacies of international affairs. Read more

Advance your career

Expanding your career opportunities in the modern era, requires a deeper appreciation of the intricacies of international affairs. Increasingly, employers require skills in advanced research and critical thinking. The combined Master of International Relations/ Master of Project Management at Bond incorporates both coursework and dissertations, equipping graduates with refined research and project management skills with a solid grounding in contemporary, theoretical and cultural issues.

Intensive mode delivery

The program is delivered in intensive mode. Intensive mode delivery is a compact and time efficient way to complete a postgraduate qualification with minimal impact on professional and personal lifestyles. Participants will receive 40 hours of combined lectures, discussion groups, case studies and workshops during contact hours. International students are required to be on campus every week.

The Master International Relations/ Master of Project Management is also professionally recognised by the Project Management Institute (PMI). This allows graduates to differentiate themselves within the industry.

About the program

The combined Masters degree in International Relations and Project Management enables students interested in a career in diplomacy, international trade, government and business to acquire expertise in the planning, implementation and management of projects and programs. The addition of project and program management skills enables graduates to access more strategic positions in their organisation and to be responsible for overseeing new initiatives involving the management of scope, time, cost and risk. Students graduate with a Master of International Relations and a Master of Project Management upon completion.

Structure and subjects

View the Master of International Relations/ Master of Project Management - Program Structure and Sequencing

You must complete all of the following subjects:

In addition, you must choose one (1) of the following suites of subjects for your dissertation/portfolio:

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The. Master of Diplomacy. is your pathway to professional advancement, equipping you with knowledge about practices of international affairs and real-world skills to effectively represent your country or organisation at an international level. Read more

The Master of Diplomacy is your pathway to professional advancement, equipping you with knowledge about practices of international affairs and real-world skills to effectively represent your country or organisation at an international level.

The degree provides exciting study and career options in the important and prestigious arena of diplomatic practice. You will be taught by internationally recognised research scholars from the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy and senior diplomats from Australia and elsewhere, and you will graduate from a world-class university, positioning you firmly in the centre of a global network of leading scholars and policy-makers.

Employment Opportunities

Ideal for careers in the foreign ministries and in the international sections of other ministries - for example Australia Awards, Defence, Prime Minister and Cabinet, Immigration, Trade, Environment; IGOs - United Nations, World Bank and International Monetary Fund; Journalism and NGOs such as the Red Cross.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of a Master of Diplomacy, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of transnational diplomacy and its contemporary challenges, from the perspective of multiple actors, such as a civil service department, multilateral body, international corporation or non-government organisation;
  2. Display effective diplomatic skills with the ability to engage with transnational issues in a globalised environment with the use of negotiation, persuasion, advocacy and protocol
  3. Use theories of diplomatic studies to reflect upon the global management of the world’s problems through diplomatic dialogue, and the role of the use of force, and design multi-stakeholder processes that lead to solutions;
  4. Use high-level research and writing skills to undertake self-directed study in diplomacy and communicate findings in academic and practical contexts, justifying their approach and methods as appropriate.
  5. Use their knowledge and skills to analyse new areas of concern in both scholarly and policy-relevant terms; 


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