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Master of International Affairs

A single one year graduate degree offered by the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.

Studying international relations at ANU means you will be studying the best program of its kind in Australia and one of the most respected degrees in this field across the globe. It will encourage you to reach beyond the Western experience and engage with emerging ideas and practices from across the Asia Pacific and wider world. Your small group face to face seminars will be taught by globally-recognised experts who are leaders in their research fields and make regular contributors to policy-making in Australia and the region. Their expertise encompasses international theory, international security, international political economy, comparative politics, foreign policy analysis, human rights, and international institutions.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of International Affairs is available only to students undertaking the Bachelor of Arts/Master of International Affairs Vertical Double Degree.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Annual indicative fee for domestic students

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Annual indicative fee for international students


ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Master of International Affairs requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

INTR8011 International Relations Theory

INTR8013 International Political Economy

INTR8032 Global Security

24 units from completion of courses from the following list:

DIPL8003 Case Studies in Diplomacy

DIPL8008 The United Nations and Peace

DIPL8009 Diplomacy in a Globalising World

INTR8018 Special Topics in International Relations

INTR8020 The Responsibility to Protect

INTR8022 Asia Pacific Security

INTR8043 The Post-Colonial Pacific and Global Change

INTR8045 Global Governance

INTR8046 The Evolution of the International System

INTR8053 Ethics of Peace and War

INTR8060 China: Global Engagement and Domestic Transformation

INTR8062 Humanitarianism in World Politics

INTR8064 Gender, War, and Justice in South and Southeast Asia

INTR8067 U.S. Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific

INTR8068 Making Foreign Policy

INTR8072 Approaches and Methods in International Relations

INTR8073 Human Security

INTR8074 Chinese Thinking on International Relations

INTR8076 The History of International Thought

MEAS8111 Islam, the West and International Terrorism

MEAS8112 Dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

MEAS8115 Islam in World Politics

NSPO8006 National Security Policymaking

NSPO8010 Civil-Military Relations

NSPO8015 Asian Regionalism and Security: Implications for Australia

NSPO8017 Malicious Networks: Transnational Terrorism and Crime

POGO8045 International Policy Making in the Shadow of the Future

POLS8032 Globalisation: the Interaction of Economics and Politics

STST8051 Great and Powerful Friends: Strategic alliances and Australian security

Academic Advice

If you are having difficulty enrolling online and would like further information about your program's requirements, you can get in touch with Ljiljana Argy, who is the main point of contact for your program..

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