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Curtin University removes the barriers to postgraduate study
Step onto the international stage with the challenging and career-focused Master of International Relations and National Security course from Curtin University.
This course includes an in-depth study into contemporary international themes, including ethnopolitics, security and conflict, terrorism, and international political and economic systems. You'll develop a thorough understanding of issues and developments within the field of international relations, whilst building a skill base to practically apply your knowledge in the workplace.
With a diverse and flexible subject offering, you will be able to specialise your education in an area you're passionate about.
After graduating, you'll be well placed to seek employment in a range of fields relating to security, foreign affairs and work in an international economy.
Last modified: 19 Jan 2017
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
If you have completed Curtin University's Graduate Diploma in International Relations or the first four units of that course you will also be considered for entry.
Regardless of your chosen area of study, Curtin University also requires that you demonstrate sufficient competency in English.
In this international relations course, the subjects you may study include:
You may be eligible for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of International Relations and National Security from Curtin University.
After graduating, you will be well placed to pursue careers in foreign policy and defence, international trade, teaching, consulting, business, and in the public and NGO sectors.
Additionally, you'll graduate with a deep understanding of humanity and global interaction, with this course providing a transformative opportunity for you to graduate as an engaged global citizen.
Further study may be available for students seeking to complete a doctoral degree, which could lead to careers in academia, consulting and high-level strategic planning.
Curious about where a career in international studies could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.
Curtin University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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