What will I learn?
Learn how to better understand and address the world is most pressing challenges: war and peace; social and economic justice; poverty; development; and environmental sustainability. You will study relations among states and between states and non-state actors, including the history, nature, and evolution of the international system. We unite political, economic, social, security and cultural dimensions to study international affairs.
The Master of International Relations is an intellectually rigorous, research-heavy training program that will prepare you for a career in government, diplomacy, development, defence, intelligence, business, risk management, journalism, humanitarian and non- government organisations. Our Department of Government and International Relations is an associate member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. The program allows you to take a minor study in these areas:
- Political Economy
- Peace and Conflict Studies
- Sociology, Social Policy and Development
- International Law.
Candidates for the Master of International Relations are required to complete 96 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 30 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a minimum of 24 credit points of core elective units of study; and
(c) a maximum of 30 credit points of elective units of study, which can include an optional minor as listed in the unit of study table. With the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 6 credit points of elective units can be taken from units of study outside those listed in the International Relations subject area of the Postgraduate Unit of Study Table, including units of study offered by other faculties and;
(d) a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study.
The Master of International Relations may lead to a career within international business, consulting, government, journalism, and international organisations including the United Nations or European Union. This course also provides an opportunity for professionals in these sectors to gain advanced training that supports career advancement.
Which department am I in? Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Applicants must have completed a Australian bachelor's degree or higher with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification and fulfill the following three criteria: professional work experience in a relevant field (typically two years in a managerial role); complete a selection interview and provide a one-page statement of motivation (outlining what will be achieved professionally and personally by completing the course); or The University of Sydney Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with a credit average (65 percent). Units completed in the graduate diploma can be credited to the master's degree. English Language Requirements: IELTS 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band; TOEFL Paper based score of 592 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing; TOEFL IBT: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing; PTE Academic score of 68; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 67; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 51; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 185.
Entry in the 1, 1.5 and 2 year degree program is determined by the criteria below:
Admission to candidature for the Master of International Relations (2 years full-time) requires:
(a) a bachelor is degree with a minimum credit (65 percent) average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification
Admission to candidature for the Master of International Relations (1.5 years full-time) requires:
(a) a bachelor is degree with a minimum credit (65 percent) average in a relevant discipline, calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification or
(b) relevant professional work experience
Admission to candidature for the Master of International Relations (1 year full-time) requires:
(a) completion of the embedded Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in the respective program with a minimum credit (65 percent) average, or an equivalent qualification or
(b) an Honours degree in a relevant discipline or
(c) relevant professional work experience and a bachelor is degree with a minimum credit (65 percent) average or an equivalent qualification
English language requirements: TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing TOEFL IBT: including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Australian Pacific College
A$39,500.00 (US$ 30,897) per year
5 March 2018, 30 July 2018
The University of Sydney Camperdown/Darlington Campus, THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, New South Wales, 2006, SYDNEY, Australia