“Equipped with the skills to succeed in modern international relations, and with one of the most respected degrees in international affairs in the world, our students go on to excel in government, international organisations, non–government organisations, media groups, private industry and businesses throughout the Asia–Pacific and beyond.”
-Dr Cecilia Jacob, Director of Studies, Department of International Relations
At ANU, our unique masters programs allow you to combine the study of international relations with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region – giving you the skills to succeed in this new globalised world, where the study of international relations is more relevant than ever.
Established in 1949, our Department of International Relations provided an intellectual home to important figures in the field, such as Professor Hedley Bull. It is not only Australia’s premier site for study in this field, but one of the leading centres for the study of global politics in the world.
The Department of IR offers two Masters programs:
Students are encouraged to actively participate in classes. The class sizes are usually small and intimate, which boosts the scope for discussions and debates amongst students. Classes comprise of students from diverse backgrounds, stimulating an environment of shared experiences.
Additionally, the Department has an active events schedules hosting various seminars, public lectures, book launches and networking events throughout each semester. High profile speakers and guests are often invited to present/attend these events in addition to participating in class lectures. In the past, guests have included; the former Australian Foreign Minister and President Emeritus of the International Crisis Group, a Senior Protection Officer from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and Head of Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Australia.
A Master of International Relations will equip you with skills for analytical thinking and research, having gained extensive knowledge in international affairs of the Asia-Pacific region.
With one of the most respected degrees in international affairs in the world, our students go on to excel in governments, ministries, international organisations, non-government organisations, media groups, private industry and businesses throughout the Asia-Pacific and beyond.
Our Master of International Relations will prepare you with the necessary skills to advance your career in a wide range of professions such as:
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