La Trobe University

Master of International Relations

La Trobe University

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

Take your career to the global stage. We live in one vast, interconnected world. While nation states and local economies still dominate the overall playing field, there's an ever-increasing flow between countries - of trade, capital, information and people. And it's irreversibly transforming our lives. In this time of unprecedented change, there are more global challenges and they need urgent solutions. While we can't predict the future, we do know this - we need more highly skilled professionals who can help us navigate this complex and delicate environment, and ensure we build a better world for all. If you're keen to address the biggest global challenges of our time, La Trobe's Master of International Relations will give you the interdisciplinary skillset to make a real difference.


  • The Master of International Relations is a 240 credit point course that consists of:
  • Successful completion of 120 credit points of disciplinary core subjects
  • and
  • Successful completion of 60 credit points of an International Relations specialisation
  • Successful completion of 60 credit points of an additional International Relations specialisation or elective subjects. LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Australian Politics and Foreign Policy
  • International Law and Organisations
  • International Relations and the Global Economy
  • International Relations: Past and Present
  • International Security in the Indo-pacific Region
  • Security in a Borderless World
  • Theories of World Politics
  • Totalitarianism Reborn: Russia, China, and the New Cold Wars

Standard entry requirements

  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Undergraduate requirements - Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • International: IELTS - 6.5 < 6.0 (PG minimum) - 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:

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