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2010 Course Handbook

Master of International Relations

Abbreviation: MIntRel


The Master of International Relations is designed to develop an understanding of the institutions, issues and political, economic and legal processes of the international system. There is an emphasis on competing explanations of how these processes and institutions operate. In addition, it offers detailed study of these institutions, issues and processes in specific regions of the world. The four core units of the program and the IRPG optional studies are located within the discipline of International Relations. Further options, which have a strong international emphasis, are offered from other disciplines. The program is designed for those who wish to study international relations both out of interest and for career advancement in public, business, voluntary or political work. It may also help to prepare students for higher level tertiary study and research in international relations either through the completion of IRPG 846 as part of the MIR or as part of a subsequent Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods (International Relations).

General Requirements

  1. Minimum number of credit points: 32
  2. and completion of other specific requirements as set out in the Schedule of Postgraduate Programs