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Masters of International Relations / Peace and Conflict Studies

Overview

Graduate with two sought-after Masters qualifications, ready to engage in the fields of conflict resolution, aid and development.

This two year full-time (or part-time equivalent) dual degree program allows you to obtain two highly sought-after and complementary qualifications from a school that is recognised internationally as a leader in peace and conflict studies. It provides an understanding of the broad structures and dynamics of the international system, combined with more specialised skills and knowledge of critical issues and debates relating to peace and conflict.

The Master of International Relations covers the key issues and challenges in contemporary world politics, international security, foreign affairs and global, international and regional governance. You'll be able to develop skills in international political analysis and political risk evaluation, and in addressing bilateral, regional and global policy objectives.

The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies builds knowledge of the forces that generate contemporary conflict and the process and practices that contribute to conflict prevention, resolution and peace-building. It also equips you with practical skills to engage in conflict analysis and resolution, and peace-building in the contemporary global context.

Our graduates have gone on to work in areas such as diplomacy, government, think-tanks, the UN, NGOs and the media.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
2 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Program Code
5688
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$31744 (2022 indicative per year)
Duration
2 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5688
CRICOS Code
095578E
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Benefit from a unique dual degree where you’ll learn to analyse political conflict and identify solutions.
  • Choose to include a fieldwork experience or research thesis, and/or participate in the Graduate Centre Mentorship Program.
  • Learn from award-winning teachers, internationally renowned academics and activities designed to enhance employability.
  • Develop a valuable skillset and be in global demand.

1 in Queensland for politics

QS World University Rankings 2022

4 in Australia for social sciences and humanities

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2022

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Globalisation, International Political Economy and Development
  • Preventing War Crimes and Atrocities
  • International Security
  • Foreign Policy and Diplomacy

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Diplomatic officer
  • UN delegate
  • Foreign affairs and trade official
  • Indigenous rights adviser
  • Humanitarian aid official
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Human rights advocate
  • Foreign policy adviser
  • Asia-Pacific international relations adviser

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

Applicants must meet the entry requirements for both the Master of International Relations (MIR) and Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPaCS) programs to be admitted to the dual degree.
Applicants must meet the entry requirements for both the Master of International Relations (MIR) and Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPaCS) programs to be admitted to the dual degree.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Masters of International Relations / Peace and Conflict Studies are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

MIR (24 units)

An approved degree in the same discipline; or

A GCIR* or GCIS* or GDipIS* from the university; or

An approved degree in any discipline and a minimum of three years professional experience, approved by the executive dean.

MPaCS (24 units)

An approved degree in the same discipline; or

A GCPaCS* or GCMedConfRes* or GCAP* or GCIS* or GDipIS* from the university; or

An approved degree in any discipline and a minimum of three years relevant professional experience.

*Please note if the GCIR or GCPaCS or GCMedConfRes or GCAP or GCIS or GDipIS is used as the basis of entry into the program as you do not have an existing approved degree in the same discipline, you will not be eligible for credit towards the Masters program.

Additional application information

MIR (24 units)

An approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5; or

A GCIR* or GCIS* or GDipIS* from the university with a GPA of 5; or

An approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5 and a minimum of three years professional experience, approved by the executive dean.

MPaCS (24 units)

An approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5; or

A GCPaCS* or GCMedConfRes* or GCAP* or GCIS* or GDipIS* from the university with a GPA of 5; or

An approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5 and a minimum of three years relevant professional experience.

*Please note if the GCIR or GCPaCS or GCMedConfRes or GCAP or GCIS or GDipIS is used as the basis of entry into the program as you do not have an existing approved degree in the same discipline, you will not be eligible for credit towards the Masters program.

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$23,840

2022

Fee information for 2023 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2022.

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Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $31,744

2023

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

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FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Masters of International Relations / Peace and Conflict Studies pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in Semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in Semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

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