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The upcoming semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they're on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond's exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.
Critically understand international affairs, build upon your undergraduate degree and expand your career opportunities with a Master of International Relations at Bond University, Australia. Expanding your career opportunities in the modern era, requires a deeper appreciation of the intricacies of international affairs. Increasingly, employers require skills in advanced research and critical thinking. The Master of International Relations (Professional) at Bond gives graduates the opportunity to differentiate themselves by complementing previously acquired knowledge with problem-solving and research skills, and a solid grounding in contemporary theoretical and cultural issues, and a professional portfolio. Explore the beautiful Gold Coast and graduate sooner with Bond’s accelerated degrees!
Intensive mode delivery
The Master of International Relations (Professional) is delivered in intensive mode. Intensive Mode Delivery is a compact and time efficient way to complete a postgraduate qualification with minimal impact on professional and personal lifestyles. Subjects are generally delivered in either standard intensive or mixed mode. Standard Intensive delivery is generally scheduled over two weekends during the semester with two sets of three-day sessions per subject, usually scheduled Thursday to Saturday (approximately six to eight contact hours per day) with a break of four or five weeks between session one and session two of each subject. Mixed mode subjects will include a mixture of compulsory online activities and on-campus workshops. International students are required to be on campus every week. This mode of delivery will not impact the duration of the degree length.
About the program
The Master of International Relations (Professional) program is an innovative, forward-looking program that is attuned to the dynamics of the globalising world and its multiple diplomatic channels. Students enrolled in the program will gain a solid grounding in contemporary, theoretical, and cultural issues. Show more
The Master of International Relations (Professional) program is an innovative, forward-looking program that is attuned to the dynamics of the globalising world and its multiple diplomatic channels. Students enrolled in the program will gain a solid grounding in contemporary, theoretical, and cultural issues. Graduates from the program could seek to further their careers in diplomacy, international trade, government and business through an enhanced understanding of regional and global politics, development, security, strategic decision making, sociology and economy. At the end of the program, students will have a professional portfolio detailing their research and practical expertise in their chosen vocational area. The program duration is 4 semesters and 20 weeks (92 weeks). Show less
|Mode||On Campus and Remote|
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
|Program type||Masters Coursework|
|Study area||International Relations and Humanities|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
Master of International Relations (Professional) comprises 13 subjects, as follows:
Required subjects (12)
- Research Methods and Data Visualisation(HUMR71-100)
- Research Project A (HUMR71-705)
- Human Security and Global Development (INTR71-350)
- Public Policy (INTR71-103)
- Innovating Global Governance (INTR71-104)
- Transnational Crime (CRIM71-103)
- Security and Strategy (INTR71-102)
- Climate Change: Adaption & Resilience (SSUD71-318)
- Diplomacy (INTR71-208)
- Politically Motivated Violence (INTR71-315)
- Language in Society (LING71-105)
- Professional Portfolio(45cp)* (INTR73-100)
- Student must choose one (1) subject from the FSD list of available postgraduate subjects. Students can choose to undertake additional Minor Dissertations/Portfolios as electives if desired.
Available research topics for Dissertation/Portfolio
Please refer to Master of International Relations for a full list of available research topics.
Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee. Professional program fees include four standard full time semesters plus a final semester professional subject, which is charged at a different rate to a standard semester of coursework.
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2021: $57,260
Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.
* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.
Academic entry requirements
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent from an approved institution in either international relations, political science, political studies, global studies, humanities/arts, law or business studies.
Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information
How to apply
The Master of International Relations (Professional) program is designed for students who are wishing to expand upon their existing global career or studies. It will equip graduates with the critical thinking skills and strategic development required to expand their global careers. Graduates could seek to further their careers in diplomacy, international trade, government and business through an enhanced understanding of regional and global politics, development, strategic decision making, sociology and economy.