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Master of International Relations

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Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in either global studies, social sciences, society and culture, or business and management. 

English language proficiency requirements

Bond's programs are taught and assessed in English, so depending on your educational background and citizenship, you may be required to provide evidence that your English language ability meets our requirements. This may include submitting results from an approved English Language Test taken in the past two years - you can see the required results for the most common approved tests below. There are other ways to demonstrate English language proficiency and gain entry into this program, including demonstrating prior study in English, or other qualifications. If your qualification does not meet the English language requirements then you will need to provide an English proficiency test for admission.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Overall score 6.5 with no sub score less than 6.0
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Overall score 58 with no Communicative Scores below 50
Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT)
Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) Overall score 79 (no scores below 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking, and 16 in Reading and Listening)

Alternative entry options

If you don't currently hold the required academic qualifications, there are other pathways for you to demonstrate that you have met these requirements, and gain entry into your program.

We understand that everyone's journey to university is different. So if you don't currently hold the required academic qualifications, don't worry! There are other pathways for you to gain entry into this program. If you would like to discuss your entry pathways, please contact us.

Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

We proudly support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applications in gaining entry to Bond. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to contact the Bond University Nyombil Centre for advice and assistance in applying to and studying at Bond.

Credit for prior learning

If you have completed previous tertiary studies, you may be able to gain credit for previous subjects. To apply, you will need to submit your academic transcripts to the Office of Future Students, including detailed subject outlines or course descriptions for each relevant subject. We're here to help you through this process.

Pathway programs

CRICOS Code: 088310C

Bachelor of International Relations/Bachelor of Business - HB-21149

  • Business, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship
  • 2 years 8 months (8 semesters)
  • Bachelor Degree
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CRICOS Code: 093916G

Bachelor of International Relations/Bachelor of Laws - HL-21053

  • International Relations, Politics, and Arts
  • 3 years 4 months (10 semesters)
  • Bachelor Degree
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CRICOS Code: 063074E

Bachelor of International Relations - HS-20006

  • International Relations, Politics, and Arts
  • 2 years (6 semesters)
  • Bachelor Degree
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CRICOS Code: 094543B

Bachelor of International Relations (3 Year Program) - HS-20045

  • International Relations, Politics, and Arts
  • 3 years (6 semesters)
  • Bachelor Degree
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CRICOS Code: 107662F

Graduate Certificate in International Relations - HS-23112

  • International Relations, Politics, and Arts
  • 4 months (1 semester)
  • Graduate Certificate
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Graduate Certificate in International Relations (Online) - HS-23113

  • International Relations, Politics, and Arts
  • 4 months (1 semester)
  • Graduate Certificate
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