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Master of International Relations (Professional)

Program overview

The Master of International Relations (Professional) is only available to international students. Domestic students, please see Master of International Relations.

In an increasingly globalised world, our understanding of international issues, diplomacy, trade, and relationships is critical to a wide range of career pathways.

Designed for international students only, Bond’s Master of International Relations (Professional) is the ideal companion to undergraduate qualifications such as business, communications, journalism, marketing, commerce, arts and law.

The coursework subjects focus on global development, governance, policy, security and strategy, giving you a solid grounding in contemporary theoretical and policy issues.  

The curriculum also incorporates a research project completed under the supervision of experienced academics across diverse topics. Your selected topic can be tailored to suit your professional interests and career ambitions.

The final component of the program is a 20-week Professional Portfolio subject where you will develop highly relevant preparation for the workplace.

With Bond’s accelerated three-semester-per-year timetable, the Master of International Relations (Professional) can be completed in four semesters plus 20 weeks – a total of 92 weeks.

Program code: HS-23078

CRICOS code: 063306E

Program overview

In an increasingly globalised world, our understanding of international issues, diplomacy, trade, and relationships is critical to a wide range of career pathways.

Designed for international students only, Bond’s Master of International Relations (Professional) is the ideal companion to undergraduate qualifications such as business, communications, journalism, marketing, commerce, arts and law.

The coursework subjects focus on global development, governance, policy, security and strategy, giving you a solid grounding in contemporary theoretical and policy issues.

The curriculum also incorporates a research project completed under the supervision of experienced academics across diverse topics. Your selected topic can be tailored to suit your professional interests and career ambitions.

The final component of the program is a 20-week Professional Portfolio subject where you will develop highly relevant preparation for the workplace.

With Bond’s accelerated three-semester-per-year timetable, the Master of International Relations (Professional) can be completed in four semesters plus 20 weeks – a total of 92 weeks.

Program code: HS-23078

CRICOS code: 063306E

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About this program

The Master of International Relations program is an innovative, forward-looking program that is attuned to the dynamics of the globalising world and its multiple diplomatic channels. The program provides you with a solid grounding in contemporary, theoretical and cultural issues and, through an enhanced understanding of regional and global politics, development, strategic decision making, sociology and economy, you will be able to further your career in diplomacy, international trade, government and business. At the end of the program, you will undertake a professional portfolio involving your  research and practical expertise in your chosen vocational area.  Eligibility criteria applies to the professional placement option.  The program duration is 4 semesters and 20 weeks (92 weeks).

What you'll be studying

  • Study overview

    The Master of International Relations (Professional) is made up of 120 credit points plus a 20-week Professional Portfolio. Taking a full-time study load of 30 credit points per semester, you can complete the program in 92 weeks.

Program features

  • Active learning

    You will learn in small groups with ample opportunities to interact and collaborate with your lecturers and peers.

  • Industry in the classroom

    Our International Relations subjects are mentored by globally experienced academics and industry professionals, with expertise including international security, strategic analysis, the United Nations, climate change, political economy, policy, and sports diplomacy.

  • Extensive research areas

    Bond’s International Relations academics supervise our students in a wide range of research areas including the United Nations, Pandemics, Geopolitics, National/International Security, Terrorism, Political Economy, China, Sports Diplomacy and Climate Change.

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Hear from our Bondies

  • "Bond University’s international relations program allows students to balance diplomatic experiences with international relations theory. Our programs follow an active learning approach, where students learn to develop key employability skills through real world simulations – enhancing their communication, presentation, negotiation, and research skills by dealing with historical and ongoing political affairs around the world."

    Mark Dinnen - Assistant Professor
  • Foreign Correspondendent

    I am passionate about geopolitics, diplomacy, and cultural differences. Those are topics I really enjoy reading about, learning about, so that's why I chose to study a Master of International Relations. It ended up perfectly matching with my position as Foreign Correspondent as I report about politics, economics, sports and culture in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. It helped me to understand and critically view many aspects of the countries I report about.

    Manuela Franceschini - Alumna
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Hear from our Bondies

  • "Bond University’s international relations program allows students to balance diplomatic experiences with international relations theory. Our programs follow an active learning approach, where students learn to develop key employability skills through real world simulations – enhancing their communication, presentation, negotiation, and research skills by dealing with historical and ongoing political affairs around the world."

    Mark Dinnen - Assistant Professor
  • Foreign Correspondendent

    I am passionate about geopolitics, diplomacy, and cultural differences. Those are topics I really enjoy reading about, learning about, so that's why I chose to study a Master of International Relations. It ended up perfectly matching with my position as Foreign Correspondent as I report about politics, economics, sports and culture in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. It helped me to understand and critically view many aspects of the countries I report about.

    Manuela Franceschini - Alumna
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