The Master of International Relations program is designed for students who wish to expand their existing career opportunities. The degree aims to equip graduates with critical thinking skills and strategic development. This program is ideal for those wanting to enter the government sector or to supplement another area of study such as law or journalism.
International Relations graduates are commonly recruited for Project and Program related roles in government agencies, notably, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Defence, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, Australian Secret Intelligence Service, Australian Public Service, and Tourism Australia.
Graduates with an understanding of international affairs, globalisation, political, environmental, and societal concerns are sought after in most global offices with an international outreach.
Embassies and consulates
Government embassies, high commissions, consulates, multilateral missions, and representative offices offer a range of careers in diplomacy, policy, and communication.
Program learning outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge, skills and abilities that will be achieved on completion of the program. These outcomes will help you determine whether this program aligns with your professional pathway, career and learning goals.
View Master of International Relations (Professional) learning outcomes
- Identify, synthesise, interpret and communicate complex issues in International Relations.
- Independently and in teams, demonstrate expert cognitive skills to solve complex problems in International Relations, undertaking extensive research or industry experience.
- Apply gained knowledge and skills in International Relations to new professional contexts, demonstrating expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility.
Take your skill set to the next level
Extend your learning beyond the completion of your degree. Consider progressing on your journey to sharpen your skills and expand your knowledge in other specialised areas through these learning opportunities.
Our microcredential courses allow you to upskill in your chosen area without the commitment of a full degree. Ranging in length from a few hours to a few weeks, Bond's microcredentials are taught by academics who have their finger on the industry pulse.Read more about Microcredentials
Executive education programs and microcredentials
Enhance your knowledge and skills with one of our executive education programs or microcredentials in enterprise governance. A great alternative to pursuing a full degree, these programs allow you to upskill in a short time frame.Read more about Executive education programs and microcredentials
Fellows and mentors
Here at Bond, we proudly partner with a number of University Fellows and offer a range of mentoring programs to our students. Discover how our students are given the chance to team up with successful professionals and learn invaluable life lessons.Read more about Fellows and mentors