Duration

1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2015

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of International Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5; or

GCMedConfRes with a GPA of 5 or GCIS with a GPA of 5 or GDipIS with a GPA of 5; or

Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5 plus a minimum of three years' experience in an international-studies relevant organisation.


Same discipline is defined as a degree with a sequence of study in the arts, social sciences, economics or law.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 17760

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

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Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

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Enquiries for Australian students

School of Political Science and International Studies

Email: pols@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3346 9544

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of International Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5; or

GCMedConfRes with a GPA of 5 or GCIS with a GPA of 5 or GDipIS with a GPA of 5; or

Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5 plus a minimum of three years' experience in an international-studies relevant organisation.


Same discipline is defined as a degree with a sequence of study in the arts, social sciences, economics or law.

CRICOS Code: 062365B

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 22560

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

To commence study in semester 2 - May 15 of the same year for Category 1 and 2 countries; April 15 of the same year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Why study the Master of International Studies?

International Relations (IR) is one of the most exciting components of political science. Increasingly, professional opportunities are linked to, and pursued within, a shrinking and more complex world. Traditionally, dimensions of IR remain central to international peace and prosperity. These include: international diplomacy, arms control, alliance politics, institutionalism and development studies at both the regional and global levels. Newer dimensions of IR are also moving toward centre-stage, becoming integral components of the field. These include international political economics, environmental politics, refugee and migration problems, human rights and human security. The rapidly expanding and diverse array of issue-areas that can be studied under the IR rubric establishes the field as a dynamic and important part of our daily lives. The School of Political Science and International Studies at The University of Queensland has strong and growing research and teaching profile in the field of International Relations. It has close ties with several Commonwealth government agencies (including the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Defence) as well as with a number of overseas institutions and research centres in Asia, Europe and North America.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of International Studies.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5; or

GCMedConfRes with a GPA of 5 or GCIS with a GPA of 5 or GDipIS with a GPA of 5; or

Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5 plus a minimum of three years' experience in an international-studies relevant organisation.


Same discipline is defined as a degree with a sequence of study in the arts, social sciences, economics or law.

Additional application information

Same content is defined as being at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

Apply online

Apply online to the Master of International Studies .

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5; or

GCMedConfRes with a GPA of 5 or GCIS with a GPA of 5 or GDipIS with a GPA of 5; or

Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5 plus a minimum of three years' experience in an international-studies relevant organisation.


Same discipline is defined as a degree with a sequence of study in the arts, social sciences, economics or law.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 062365B

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

To commence study in semester 2 - May 15 of the same year for Category 1 and 2 countries; April 15 of the same year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 17760

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 22560

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Additional costs

  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.

Fee rules

View the 2015 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of International Studies

Careers

Graduates have found work in various government, non-government organisations (NGOs) and private sectors, both in Australia and abroad.

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of International Studies

To complete the Master of International Studies, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #24 from the MIS List. Refer to MIS rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of International Studies.

Program Rules for the Master of International Studies

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: