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. Develop a solid grounding in international political theory and learn how to navigate the complex power dynamics between governments, multilateral organisations, international businesses and international NGOs. You'll graduate with the skills to work on current global issues and create positive change across cultures and societies.


To qualify for the award of Master of International Relations, students must complete a total of 240 credit points across 2 years.


  • 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

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

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $71,600 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
Online International: $71,600 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora), 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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