Admission requirements for 2020 are currently under review, please note the admission requirements listed on this page relate to 2019 admissions.

2020 admission requirements will be published by 1 May 2019.

  • Length 2 years full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
Admission requirements
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  • Mode of delivery
    • Internal
Master of International Relations

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Welcome to the Master of International Relations. This section 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.

Students are to follow the degree requirements for the year you commenced the program. 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 ir@anu.edu.au

Enrolment is managed through the Interactive Student Information System (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.

What courses should I enrol in, I have not received any credit

If you have not received any credit for previous study you will follow the standard program of study with your first semester consisting of the following courses:

INTR8069 Writing International Relations (12 Units)

INTR8071 World Politics (12 units)

 

What courses should I enrol in, I have received 24 units of credit

If you have received 24 units of credit you are exempt from INTR8069 and INTR8071 and are not permitted to enrol in these courses.

If you are commencing in semester 1, you should enrol in the following courses:

INTR8011 International Relations Theory (12 units)

INTR8013 International Political Economy (6 units)

And an elective of your choice (6 units)

 

If you are commencing in semester 2, you should enrol in the following courses:

INTR8032 Global Security (6 units)

INTR8068 Making Foreign Policy (6 units)

An elective from the list of Global Political System courses (6 units)

An elective from the list of International Politics, Policy and Security courses (6 units)

 

What courses should I enrol in, I have received 48 units of credit

If you have received 48 units of credit you are exempt from INTR8069 and INTR8071 and are not permitted to enrol in these courses. You have also received credit for 24 units of electives.

If you are commencing in semester 1, you should enrol in the following courses:

INTR8011 International Relations Theory (12 units)

INTR8013 International Political Economy (6 units)

And an elective of your choice (6 units)

 

If you are commencing in semester 2, you should enrol in the following courses:

INTR8032 Global Security (6 units)

INTR8068 Making Foreign Policy (6 units)

An elective from the list of Global Political System courses (6 units)

An elective from the list of International Politics, Policy and Security courses (6 units)

 

 

Transfers

If you are considering applying for the Master of International Relations (Advanced), you will need to maintain a GPA of 6/7 in the Master of International Relations (ANU courses only, credit will not be included in this calculation) and have completed 72 units of study (this can include credit from previous study). You should also ensure that you undertake the elective INTR8072 Approaches and Methods in International Relations as this is a compulsory course in the Advanced Program.

A GPA of 6/7 is equivalent to a Distinction average. See GPA website for more information.

Applications to transfer generally close 31 May for a semester 2 transfer and 31 October for a transfer to semester 1 the following year. This means that you have to apply before you have received your final results however the application will only be processed once all grades are finalised.

For more information, please see the following websites:

Master of International Relations (Advanced)

Transferring between degrees

 

If you have any queries regarding your degree, courses or enrolments, please feel free to contact the Student Engagement Team at ir@anu.edu.au

 

We look forward to assisting you through your degree and your time here at ANU with the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs and the Department of International Relations





Double degree

If you undertake the Master of International Relations as a Flexible Verticle Double, you will undertake the following courses in your undergraduate degree:
INTR8069 Writing International Relations 12 Units
INTR8071 World Politics 12 Units

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact International Relations Student Office at ir@anu.edu.au

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