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University of Wollongong

Wollongong , New South Wales ,Australia

Master of International Relations Extension

The Master of International Relations Extension is designed for graduates seeking careers that address international issues across government, international and non-government organisations, and international business. It will also suit those currently employed in internationally focused positions who are interested in upgrading their knowledge and skills.

You will have the opportunity to undertake experiential-oriented subjects focused on humanitarian and development assistance through UOW’s partnership with RedR Australia at their campus in Victoria. This is a unique opportunity with an internationally recognised provider of humanitarian training programs, who are recognised both by United Nations agencies and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

This course is for graduates of an undergraduate degree in an unrelated discipline, or for students who wish to complete additional coursework.

This degree

The Master of International Relations Extension will advance your understanding of global security, peace and conflict, human rights, international law, political economy, development and humanitarian assistance, foreign policy, forced migration, and environmental politics. You will develop the skills to understand and respond to some of the most critical issues in the world today, as you explore key theoretical concepts in international relations and learn how they apply across a broad range of contemporary issues.

Our industry partnership offers an internship program with hands-on training, something which is attractive to future employers. You will also have the opportunity to undertake student exchange or study at our UOW Dubai campus.

What you will study

International Relations at UOW builds on your theoretical knowledge about the complex global landscape. You will develop strong critical and creative-thinking skills, while undertaking independent research, collaborative projects and policy analysis.

You can choose a research-focused degree, culminating in a major project or thesis. Or expand your knowledge across a range of issues, completing your degree with a capstone experience.

This course will be available to commence in 2022.

Campus Information


UOW’s main Wollongong campus is set in native Australian bush and is one of the most picturesque university campuses in Australia. Less than two kilometres east is UOW’s Innovation Campus – a research and technology precinct that houses innovative organisations as well as some of UOW’s leading research institutes.


  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 8

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call from Institution
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
15 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

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

Job Opportunity Potential

We provide resources, programs, events and services to help students to establish appropriate career goals and to identify pathways and strategies to achieve those goals.
University of Wollongong support students in the following ways:


PSW Opportunity

Students can get 2 years PSW visa if they complete the studies from Sydney Camus and 3 years PSW visa if the course is completed from Wollongong Campus.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Completion of an undergraduate degree in any discipline with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 or more.
The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:
English Test
Overall Score
IELTS Academic
TOEFL (Internet-based)
UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)