Welcome to the Master of International Relations. This section for new students will help you to choose which courses you should enrol in for your first semester as well as general information to assist you throughout your degree.
The Master of International Relations is a 96 unit program. This consists of 2 x 12 unit Introductory Compulsory Courses, 4 x 6 unit Disciplinary Foundation Courses, 4 x 6 units Pathway Specialisation Courses and 4 x 6 unit other listed courses. The program can be completed full time in two years or taken part time over a longer period. (Note: International students must study a full time load)
After you have accepted your offer online you will be emailed your password and Student ID. Please follow all the instructions in the matriculation email you receive to activate your Interactive Student Information System (ISIS) account. You must then follow the instructions provided here and enrol online in your courses through ISIS. Enrolment is managed through ISIS while the online learning platform is known as Wattle. These two websites will be some of the most common sites used throughout your degree. It is a good idea to familiarise yourself with them as soon as possible.
About this degree
Students who wish to apply for credit for courses undertaken in previous study can apply for prior formal learning at AQF Level 8 or 9. Please follow the instructions for Course Credits and Exemptions. Where 24 units of credit is granted it will be for INTR8069 and INTR8071 (introductory compulsory courses).
Students are to follow the degree requirements for the year that they commenced the program. You can change the year on Programs and Courses by clicking on the drop down menu next to the year on the page. If you would like to undertake a course that is not listed in your degree requirements, you will need to seek approval by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is the student's responsibility to ensure the program requirements are met and that all compulsory and required courses are completed so that the program can be awarded.
Courses that make up this program are listed under the ‘Study’ tab.
Please note that the courses listed are not available in every semester and some are run in alternate years, so please check to see on the individual course page regarding when they are available.
It is possible to enrol in less than 24 units per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.
If you are studying part time you are encouraged to enrol in courses for both Semester 1 and Semester 2 at the beginning of the year. You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until Monday of Week 2 of each semester without penalty.
You are required to take one of the following specialisations:
IRWA-SPEC World Affairs
IRAP-SPEC International Relations of the Asia-Pacific
IRPC-SPEC Peace and Conflict Studies
You may also take an additional pathway specialisation or extension specialisation if you would like but it is not compulsory. Some students prefer to take a range of courses across the allowed 8000-level Alpha codes.Advanced Independent Research
Students will need to meet academic requirements and the written agreement of supervisor to gain admission into a research course.
Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?
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You can contact the team by emailing email@example.com or calling on 02 6125 5744