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Master of International Relations


Course Description

International Relations is the most controversial, dynamic and exciting area of political science. This program suite has a strong practitioner focus and is highly relevant for people working in - or aspiring to work in, government and international organisations. Topics covered include international security and terrorism, human rights, religion and identity politics, diplomacy and statecraft, political economy and global governance. The masters degree expands on the international relations knowledge you¿ll gain in the graduate certificate.
In the masters, you can choose a coursework pathway or a dissertation pathway . The dissertation pathway can provide a pathway to a higher degree by research for candidates with the qualifying GPA.

Admission requirements
To be eligible for admission to the Coursework stream of the Master of International Relations program, a student must:
* hold a bachelor degree in a related discipline from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale)
* OR hold a Graduate Certificate in International Relations or an equivalent Bachelor Honours, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma qualification in a related area with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale). These students may be eligible for up to 40 credit points of Advanced Standing as determined by the Program Director.

To be eligible for admission to the Research stream of the Master of International Relations program, a student must:
* hold a bachelor degree in a related discipline from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum grade point average of 5.5 (using a 7.0 scale)
* OR have completed a Graduate Certificate in International Relations or an equivalent Bachelor Honours, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma qualification in a related area with a minimum grade point average of 5.5 (using a 7.0 scale). These students may be eligible for up to 40 credit points of Advanced Standing as determined by the Program Director.

Degrees from overseas institutions must be assessed as equivalent to a recognised Australian bachelor-level degree.

Language requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:
*A minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
*OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
*OR a minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
*OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
*OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
*OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
*OR an overall score of 61 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with a minimum of 54 in all Communicative Skills.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

My career opportunities
You will be prepared to work in roles in internationally focused areas of government, including diplomacy, strategic analysis, defence, immigration and trade and investment relations. You could also find work in businesses with overseas profiles, international aid and other non-governmental organisations, and news and media organisations.

Entry Requirements

Coursework stream: a bachelor degree in a related discipline from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale); Research stream: a bachelor degree in a related discipline from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum grade point average of 5.5 (using a 7.0 scale) (see admission requirements for further details)

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