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Master of International Relations

Course Description

This course prepares you for a career in international diplomacy, foreign policy, industry affairs and development. You'll explore key elements of international economics and trade, cultural diversity, political negotiation and security agendas in a time of rapid globalisation.

Subjects cover challenges to nation-states in international affairs, the balance of power in a global economy, Americanisation and the rise of new powers.

Your studies will enable you to form strategic negotiation skills and the ability to implement social change across different cultures and societies. Our academic staff are leaders in their field and conduct ongoing research, contributing to public commentary on global issues.

To gain a competitive employment edge, you'll have an opportunity to complete a supervised research thesis on a related topic of your choice.

English Language Requirements

IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.

Additional information

A student who enters the Master's with a Bachelor's degree in a cognate discipline may be granted Advanced Standing (credit), and only complete 180 credit points for the degree.

How to apply

Apply now (http://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/how-to-apply/international/undergraduate-and-postgraduate) or ask us a question (http://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/contact/international/ask-a-question) if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

A limited number of Postgraduate Excellence Scholarships are available, offering a 20 per cent discount on course fees. Learn more - http://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/how-to-apply/postgrad-excellence-scholarship

Visit the Master of International Relations page on the La Trobe University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have successfully completed an Australian three-year undergraduate degree, or approved international equivalent in the humanities and social sciences or cognate discipline with a B Grade average.

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