Graduate Diploma of International Relations

La Trobe University

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

This program offers demanding study in the important and complex field of international affairs. While drawing on theory, the primary focus is on real world issues and seeking to give students the academic insights to devise concrete responses to these issues. It provides formal academic preparation for people who wish to work in areas that require a detailed understanding of the international political and economic context. The program is particularly useful for professionals who seek to enhance their career opportunities, for those who have embarked on a career but wish to change sectors and recent graduates who wish to sharpen their skills.


Students must complete 120 credit points.


  • International relations

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (or its equivalent) in the humanities and social sciences or a cognate discipline with a 60% average
  • Where a 60% average has not been achieved appropriate professional experience will be taken into account, especially if it involves substantial written work
  • NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place
  • Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Study pathways

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

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne International: $35,800 No

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