Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy & International Affairs

Degrees and coursework: International Affairs

Get a practical and professional education on contemporary trends in a global context. Our International Affairs program explores core issues in international relations, law, politics, economics, history, society and culture, with a range of electives to prepare students for their specialisation of choice.

Available degrees in International Affairs

Master of International Affairs and Security

The Master of International Affairs and Security (MIAS) is a genuinely multi-disciplinary professional degree that explores the political, economic, strategic, cultural and legal forces that shape our region and world. Taking advantage of Murdoch’s Indo-Pacific location, the degree equips students with the knowledge and skills for careers in a wide variety of sectors including government and foreign affairs, international organisations, national and international NGOs, and the private sector.

A Masters degree is 2 years full-time, or part-time equivalent. Students with previous tertiary qualifications or professional experience may qualify for advanced standing.

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Flexible study options

Courses can be studied full-time or part-time, with units offered in evening timeslots and weekends throughout the semester. Units may also be completed in intensive blocks. All classes are delivered in small group seminars and workshops, augmented by online delivery, to fit the demanding lifestyle of a postgraduate student.

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Course fees

Course fees vary by program and units selected.

The Annual fees for 2018 are as follows:

Master Courses
Domestic students:
$26,640 for a full-time load (24 credit points) per calendar year

International students:
$34,680 (Australian dollars) for a full-time load (24 credit points) per calendar year. For more accurate and current course fee information, please refer to the Course Fee Calculator on the Student Handbook website. View our study plans for help with selecting your units.

Commencement dates

Courses commence annually in February for Semester 1 and August for Semester 2.

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