Postgraduate

Graduate Diploma in International Relations

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

Careers and further study

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

Career Pathways

Knowledge of international relations is valuable to employers in many international companies, government and non-government organisations as well as the media. Expertise in international relations complements qualifications in a range of areas and is applicable to a variety of employment options.
Knowledge of international relations is valuable to employers in many international companies, government and non-government organisations as well as the media. Expertise in international relations complements qualifications in a range of areas and is applicable to a variety of employment options.

Further Study

Upon successfully completing your course, you can choose to progress into the 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 Master of International Relations, you will receive (subject to conditions) full credit for units completed in your graduate diploma.
Upon successfully completing your course, you can choose to progress into the 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 Master of International Relations, you will receive (subject to conditions) full credit for units completed in your graduate diploma.

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
48
Total Course Fee - 2020
$23,400.00
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
48
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.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
48
Total Course Fee - 2019
$33,100.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$33,800.00

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.

Admission requirements

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

Admission Requirements

(1) 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;
and
(c) succesfully completed prior study in a field relevant to Internatuonal Relations; or
(2) completed a Graduate Certificate in International Relations at UWA.

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. 

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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 Diploma 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
  • 11380
CRICOS code
  • 069310E
Graduate Diploma 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
  • 11380
CRICOS code
  • 069310E
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Diploma 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. Undertake a credited internship at a local, national or international organisation. 
  4. Link theory to practice in relation to major powers, regional dynamics and global issues. 

You'll learn to

  • analyse complex global problems 
  • develop 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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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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