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.
Our Master program seamlessly blend together the rigorous study of issues and theories in International Relations, infusing the discussion of both with a focus on the world’s most vibrant region, the Asia Pacific. This unique approach empowers students by helping them understand key trends in this globalised world whilst also providing the skills necessary to thrive and succeed.
Our Master degree is housed in the Department of International Relations, the oldest in Australia. The Department has an illustrious history. We have been home to discipline defining scholars such as Professor Hedley Bull. Today we honour our heritage with world-leading research, outreach to government and, through our Master program, the education of the next generation of decision-makers both in Australia and around the world.
ANU is ranked #1 in Australia and #9 in the world in Politics.
Students are encouraged to actively participate in classes, which are seminar-based and interactive. Just as important as learning from the course convenor is the opportunity to engage with students from around the world, with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
The Department has an active events schedule 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: a 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.
Our degree will equip you with skills for analytical thinking and research, whilst giving you an unparalleled insight into global and Asia-Pacific affairs.
With one of the most respected degrees in international relations in the world, our students go on to excel in politics, government ministries, international organisations, non-government organisations, media groups, private industry, and businesses throughout the Asia-Pacific and beyond.
Our degree will prepare you with the necessary skills to advance your career in a wide range of professions such as: