Taught course

Master of International Studies

University of Queensland · Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements


Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5; or GCMedConfRes with a GPA of 5 or GCIS with a GPA of 5 or GDipIS with a GPA of 5; or Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5 plus a minimum of three years' experience in an international-studies relevant organisation. Same discipline is defined as a degree with a sequence of study in the arts, social sciences, economics or law. International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6 (or comparable English language profic. Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Months of entry

July, February

Course content

International Relations (IR) is one of the most exciting components of political science. Increasingly, professional opportunities are linked to, and pursued within, a shrinking and more complex world. Traditionally, dimensions of IR remain central to international peace and prosperity. These include: international diplomacy, arms control, alliance politics, institutionalism and development studies at both the regional and global levels. Newer dimensions of IR are also moving toward centre-stage, becoming integral components of the field. These include international political economics, environmental politics, refugee and migration problems, human rights and human security. The rapidly expanding and diverse array of issue-areas that can be studied under the IR rubric establishes the field as a dynamic and important part of our daily lives. The School of Political Science and International Studies at The University of Queensland has strong and growing research and teaching profile in the field of International Relations. It has close ties with several Commonwealth government agencies (including the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Defence) as well as with a number of overseas institutions and research centres in Asia, Europe and North America.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

International students
AU $22560

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

(To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.)

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

UQ International
+61 3 8676 7004