Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in International Relations

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to tackle international issues.

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The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

You will find employment opportunities in a range of business, government and non-government organisations both in Australia and overseas. Expertise in international relations complements qualifications in a range of professional and other areas and is applicable to a variety of employment options. Many International Relations graduates find work in foreign diplomacy or organisations such as the United Nations.

You will find employment opportunities in a range of business, government and non-government organisations both in Australia and overseas. Expertise in international relations complements qualifications in a range of professional and other areas and is applicable to a variety of employment options. Many International Relations graduates find work in foreign diplomacy or organisations such as the United Nations.

Further Study

Upon successfully completing your course, you can choose to progress into a graduate diploma or master's degree in International Relations. Depending on your circumstances, this may be subject to you achieving a course weighted average mark of 65 per cent. If you do enrol in the graduate diploma or master's course, you will receive (subject to conditions) full credit for units completed in your graduate certificate.
Upon successfully completing your course, you can choose to progress into a graduate diploma or master's degree in International Relations. Depending on your circumstances, this may be subject to you achieving a course weighted average mark of 65 per cent. If you do enrol in the graduate diploma or master's course, you will receive (subject to conditions) full credit for units completed in your graduate certificate.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
24
Total Course Fee - 2020
$11,700.00
Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
24
Average Annual Fee - 2020
$9,094.47
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$6,684.00 - $11,155.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

A professionally oriented course for graduates and practitioners seeking expertise in international relations.

DollarThis course is now subsidised by the Australian Government as a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) for Australian residents. Find out how much you can save with a CSP place.

About the course

This professionally oriented course offers you the opportunity to gain expertise in international relations. It prepares you for a rewarding career in foreign affairs and diplomacy, government, international and non-governmental organisations, the media and education. The course offers credited internship options and engagement in our professional networks. 
Graduate Certificate in International Relations

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 8-10 hours plus own study time.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 12280
CRICOS code
  • 069309J
Graduate Certificate in International Relations
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 8-10 hours plus own study time.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 12280
CRICOS code
  • 069309J
Full time/part time duration
  • 6 months
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in International Relations

Why study this course?

  1. Become an expert on the international relations in our region and the wider global system. 
  2. Engage with our active networks of experts, policymakers and practitioners. 
  3. Link theory to practice in relation to major powers, regional dynamics and global issues. 

You'll learn to

  • analyse complex global problems 
  • gain expertise in policy analysis and writing 
  • link international relations theory to policy and practice 
  • conduct research in your field 
  • engage with professionals in your field 
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Articulated courses

This course is part of an articulated sequence with the:

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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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