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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Masters of International Relations / International Law

Graduate with two sought-after master's qualifications and enhance your employability in the fields of international politics and law.

This two year full-time (or part-time equivalent) dual master's program will enable you to understand the links between international politics and international law. These include how political events can shape international legal decision-making, the impact of law on trade, international security and other political issues, and how politics and law mutually shape each other.

In International Relations, your courses introduce the history of the international system, theoretical approaches to international relations, security in the international system and international political economy.

In International Law, one compulsory course introduces public international law and the remaining three focus on international law in action, and the nexus between international and domestic law. You'll then choose from a series of elective courses to suit your personal growth and interests.

All of this will give you a clear understanding of the ground rules for international political behaviour, including how international law facilitates business, shapes crises and drives state behaviour, the rules that allow businesses to operate successfully in the international sphere, and the politics that sometimes override those rules.

In short, you'll gain the knowledge to pursue any internationally focused career, whether in government, NGOs or international business.

Program highlights

  • Acquire two master's degrees in a shorter timeframe than if studying them individually.
  • Learn from award-winning teachers and internationally renowned academics.
  • Take advantage of industry networking opportunities.
  • Gain the qualifications to get ahead in your chosen international profession.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Postgraduate.


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the entry requirements for both programs to be admitted to the dual degree
MIR (24 units)
An approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5; or

*A GCIR or GCIS or GDipIS from the university with a GPA of 5; or

An approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5 and a minimum of three years professional experience, approved by the executive dean.

MIL (24 Units)
An approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5.