The course focus is on International Relations, Foreign Policy and Asian studies and offers students a comprehensive graduate education in both the empirical and theoretical aspects of contemporary international affairs. Students undertaking this course are able to develop expertise in particular aspects of international relations including international security, international political economy, international theory, foreign policy, globalisation studies, international environmental issues, international governance, and Asian studies.
Graduates of this course could expect to find employment in national and state government, especially in the areas of diplomacy, strategic analysis, development of trade relations and international cultural contacts. Graduates may be eligible for admission to the following professional bodies:
- Asian Studies Association of Australia
- International Political Science Association
To be eligible for admission to the Master of International Relations a student must:
- hold a Bachelors degree from a recognised university (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale)
- hold a Graduate Certificate in a related discipline with a minimum Grade Point Average of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale)
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This course is restricted. Students are required to apply and be approved by Griffith University before they can enrol in units through OUA.
Applications for the International Relations courses are due by Friday two weeks prior to the close of enrolment.
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To qualify for the award of Master of International Relations students must complete eight units: four core units and four elective units.
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate will be eligible to transfer to the Master of International Studies and receive credit for units completed.
All other credit applications will be assessed according to Griffith University policy.
Recommended Study Pattern
Students may complete their core units in any order and may select their electives from the list below.
This course sits within a group of courses, giving you the flexibility to study towards different levels of qualification. The courses are listed from the highest to the lowest qualification.
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