Top Courses

Australian National University

Master of Asian and Pacific Studies

The Master of Asian and Pacific Studies immerses you in a nuanced understanding of national and transnational developments regarding people, technologies, languages and ideas. The program allows you to develop in-depth knowledge by specialising in particular Asian and Pacific regions, disciplines, or thematic areas such as politics and international affairs, history and culture, the environment, gender, or translation.

CRICOS Course Code: 093286M

Monash University / Shanghai Jiao Tong University

International Relations (Double Masters with Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

This course exposes you to two cultures (with one full year in Australia and another in China). It combines the Master of International Relations at Monash with the Master of Arts in Chinese Politics and Economy from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.  This course provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of international affairs, grounded in the key debates framing global politics and driven by in-depth empirical analysis. Through this, students will be able to make sense of the complexity of global politics by providing the analytical perspectives and skills needed to see both the bigger picture and comprehend detailed aspects of specific issues.

CRICOS Course Code: 088530B

University of Western Australia (UWA)

Master of International Development

This course engages you with the contemporary challenges of addressing poverty and inequality globally through an emphasis on empirical evidence, real-world case studies, and debates. You will develop the knowledge and skills to approach practical and policy challenges in a wide range of contexts by drawing on expertise from development geographers, political scientists, resource economists and development practitioners.

CRICOS Course Code: 083850D

Master of International Relations

This professionally oriented course offers you the opportunity to gain deep expertise in international relations, with a particular focus on Indo-Pacific and Indian Ocean regions. It prepares you for a rewarding career in foreign affairs and diplomacy, government, international and non-governmental organisations, the media and education. 

CRICOS Course Code: 069311D

Bond University

Master of International Relations - Master of Project Management

Whether you’re working as a consultant or permanent staffer, tasks are increasingly delivered on a project basis by interdisciplinary teams headed by leaders who have expertise in their chosen field and a suite of people management, time management, design thinking and high-level communication skills. All of which is exactly why a postgraduate qualification in project management is the ideal extension to supercharge your Master of International Relations studies.

CRICOS Course Code: 088317G

Top Occupations


Max entry-level salary (£ x1,000)

High demand in Australia*

Very high demand in Australia**

Very high demand in the UK

Civil service (Civil Service Fast Streamer programme)



Diplomatic service officer



Government social research officer



Intelligence analyst



International aid/development worker



Policy officer



Political risk analyst



Politician's assistant



Public affairs consultant



Social researcher



* Likely to qualify for a Skilled Independent or Temporary Graduate visa in Australia.
** Likely to be fast-tracked for visas in Australia.

Top Employers

  • Local and national government 

  • Not-for-profit organisations, especially those whose work touches on policy issues

  • Law firms

  • Charities

  • Banking institutions and accountancy firms

  • Marketing firms and marketing departments within commercial businesses

  • Media organisations

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