Master of International Relations (Extension)

Studying the Master of International Relations (Extension), you will develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand and respond to some of the most critical issues in the world today. You will learn key theoretical concepts in international relations and how these apply across a broad range of contemporary issues. 

Advance your knowledge in international security, peace and conflict, human rights, international law, political economy, development and humanitarian assistance, foreign policy, forced migration, and environmental politics.

The Master of International Relations (Extension) is designed for graduates who are seeking careers that address international issues including in government, international and non-government organisations, and international business. This degree will also suit those currently employed in international-focused positions who are interested in upgrading their knowledge and skills.

Depending on previous experience and education, the program will be offered as a 2 years, 1.5 years and 1 year program.

Graduate Careers

International Relations graduates will acquire skills which can be applied with careers in government, international and non-governmental organisations, and with the private sector. Careers may include (but are not limited to):

  • Advisor government relations
  • Aid and development
  • Diplomat
  • Government social research officer
  • Graduate technical intelligence analysts
  • Human rights
  • International business consultant
  • Political consultant
  • Public affairs consultant
  • Public relations account executive
  • Sales and international market researcher
  • Senior corporate affairs adviser
  • Social researcher

Academic Staff

Top 150

UOW ranks among the world's top 150 universities for Arts and Humanities.

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject 2021
For people who are interested in how the world works, in all its messiness and all its complexity, International Studies gives you a great background and understanding of how we wrestle with contemporary problems.
Phil Orchard Associate Professor of International Relations