Studying international relations at ANU means you will be studying the best program of its kind in Australia and one of the most respected degrees in this field across the globe. It will encourage you to reach beyond the Western experience and engage with emerging ideas and practices from across the Asia Pacific and wider world. Your small group face to face seminars will be taught by globally-recognised experts who are leaders in their research fields and make regular contributors to policy-making in Australia and the region. Their expertise encompasses international theory, international security, international political economy, comparative politics, foreign policy analysis, human rights, and international institutions.
The Master of International Affairs requires:
12 units from the completion of
INTR8011: International Relations Theory (12 units).
12 units from the completion of:
INTR8031: Global Governance 2 (12 units)
INTR8048: International Political Economy 2 (12 units)
INTR8047: Global Security 2 (12 units)
INTR8012: The Evolution of the International System 2 (12 units)
24 units from the completion of:
ANTH8038 - Introduction to Gender and Development
ASIA8814 - Politics of the Korean Peninsula
INTR8013 - International Political Economy 1
INTR8017 - Issues in Australian Foreign Policy
INTR8022 - Asia Pacific Security
INTR8032 - Global Security 1
INTR8045 - Global Governance 1
INTR8046 - The Evolution of the International System 1
INTR8051 - Ethics and Culture in World Politics
INTR8053 - Ethics of Peace & War
INTR8055 - Contemporary Issues in International Political Economy
INTR8058 - Politics of Islam in Southeast Asia
INTR8060 - China: Global Engagement & Domestic Transformation
INTR8062 - Humanitarianism in World Politics
INTR8063 - Japan and Northeast Asia in the Postwar World: war and national identity
INTR8064 - Gender, War, and Justice in South and Southeast Asia
INTR8065 - Writing International Relations
INTR8068 - Making Foreign Policy
INTR8070 - International Organization
MEAS8100 - Oil Religion Politics and Conflict in the Middle East
MEAS8103 - Central Asia in Regional and Global Perspectives
MEAS8108 - Issues of Development in the Middle East
MEAS8109 - Energy and Security in Central Asia and the Caucasus
MEAS8111 - Islam, the West and International Terrorism
MEAS8112 - Dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
MEAS8113 - The Gulf Strategic Environment
NSPO8013 - Disease, Security and Biological Weapons
NSPO8014 - Ethics and Technologies of War
NSPO8015 - Asian Regionalism and Security: Implications for Australia
POGO8045 - International Policy Making in the Shadow of the Future
POLS8020 - Non-Traditional Approaches to Security
STST8021 - Intelligence and Security
STST8051 - Great and Powerful Friends: Strategic alliances and Australian security
INTR8067 - U.S. Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific
NSPO8007 - National Security: Concepts and Challenges
NSPO8010 - Civil-Military Relations
NSPO8016 - Governance, State Weakness and Human Security in Asia
NSPO8017 - Malicious Networks: Transnational Terrorism and Crime
NSPO8018 - The Evolution of National Security Policy since 1945
NSPO8022 - Selected Topic in National Security Policy
In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test.
You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application.
Admission to the Master of International Affairs is available only to students undertaking the Bachelor of Arts/Master of International Affairs Vertical Double Degree.
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.