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Master of International Relations and National Security

MIntlRelNatSec(Curtin) - MC-INTRNS Humanities
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode Mixed on- and off-campus or on-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 18 months full-time or equivalent part-time

This course builds on the graduate certificate and graduate diploma to provide you with the opportunity to undertake an individual research project under the guidance of one of our highly experienced staff.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Applicants require a four year bachelor degree in any field OR a 3 year bachelor degree in any field PLUS one of the following, Honours, a Graduate Certificate in any field, a Graduate Diploma in any field or 1 year relevant work experience. Applicants who have completed the Graduate Diploma in International Relations or the first four units in that course will also be considered for entry.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $17,700*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 300 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

Upon graduation you will be well-placed to seek a career in foreign policy and defence, international trade, public service, non-government international organisations, journalism and mass media, teaching, business or consulting.

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