La Trobe University

Graduate Certificate in International Relations

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Take the next step in your global career. Humans have evolved, traded and warred for many thousands of years. But, for the vast majority of human history, change happened very slowly. Now, in this time of unprecedented global shifts and hyper-connectivity, we need highly skilled professionals who can navigate this vast and complex landscape, and skilfully shape our evolving political, social and economic structures. If you're keen to rapidly build your knowledge of global affairs, La Trobe's Graduate Certificate in International Relations will give you the foundational skills to take the next step in your career. Explore the complex power dynamics between governments, multilateral organisations, international businesses and INGOs, and prepare to take on roles in these arenas. You'll graduate with an understanding of current global issues and key historical developments.


To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in International Relations, students must complete a total of 60 credit points across 1 year.


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • International Law and Organisations
  • International Relations: Past and Present
  • Theories of World Politics
  • Totalitarianism Reborn: Russia, China, and the New Cold Wars

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

Study pathways

This course can be used as a pathway into the Master of International Relations.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $11,300 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Online.

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Tuesday, Feb 28 2023

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