Master of International Relations (1 year)

Course summary

The Master of International Relations is designed for graduates seeking careers that address international issues across government, international and non-government organisations, and international business. It will also suit those currently employed in internationally focused positions who are interested in upgrading their knowledge and skills.

You will have the opportunity to undertake experiential-oriented subjects focused on humanitarian and development assistance through UOW’s partnership with RedR Australia at their campus in Victoria. This is a unique opportunity with an internationally recognised provider of humanitarian training programs, who are recognised both by United Nations agencies and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

This course is for graduates of an Honours degree in a related humanities or social sciences discipline.

This degree

The Master of International Relations will advance your understanding of global security, peace and conflict, human rights, international law, political economy, development and humanitarian assistance, foreign policy, forced migration, and environmental politics. You will develop the skills to understand and respond to some of the most critical issues in the world today, as you explore key theoretical concepts in international relations and learn how they apply across a broad range of contemporary issues.

Our industry partnership offers an internship program with hands-on training, something which is attractive to future employers. You will also have the opportunity to undertake student exchange or study at our UOW Dubai campus.

What you will study

International Relations at UOW builds on your theoretical knowledge about the complex global landscape. You will develop strong critical and creative-thinking skills, while undertaking independent research, collaborative projects and policy analysis.

You can choose a research-focused degree, culminating in a major project or thesis. Or expand your knowledge across a range of issues, completing your degree with a capstone experience.

This course will be available to commence in 2022.

Course information

Study area

International Studies

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

3013

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

099678B

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

A recognised Honours degree in a related discipline. Mature age applicants with other tertiary qualifications combined with extensive professional work experience and a one-page statement of motivation will be considered.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$11,280 (2022)

$22,560 (2022)

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Completion of an Honours degree in a related discipline with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 or more.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

86

18

18

17

17

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$14,256 (2022)

$28,512 (2022)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2020.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2020

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2022 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 22 - 24 February 2022
Session: 28 February – 23 June 2022

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): TBD*
  • International Applicants: TBD*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not available.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

Our staff are highly regarded academics, who are recognised experts in international relations theory, international security, foreign policy, political economy, development, humanitarianism and forced migration.

You can study the Master of International Relations full-time or part-time, allowing you to balance your studies with other commitments, such as work and family.