Graduate Certificate in International Relations
Gain a deeper understanding of global issues
Step in or step up to worldwide careers spanning diplomacy, international aid and foreign policy. Broaden your focus. Get ethical. Learn to negotiate, manage conflict, and cooperate. Begin to unpack the intriguing complexity of political science.
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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, human rights, religion and identity politics, diplomacy and statecraft, political economy and global governance.
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.
To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in International Relations, a student must:
- hold any Bachelor degree (or higher) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale) OR
- have a minimum of three years equivalent full-time professional work or relevant work experience
- have a combination of alternative admission criteria such as formal, informal and non-formal learning deemed to be equivalent to either of the above.
English Proficiency 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 overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
- OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
- OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
- OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
- OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
- OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website:
To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in International Relations (GCertIntRel), a student must acquire 40 credit points as prescribed below:
- gain a minimum of 30 credit points for the core courses
- gain a maximum of 10 credit points for listed elective courses.
Degree structure can be found here.