Master of International Communication with the degree of Master of International Relations
View course for international students.
This double degree enables students to learn the essentials of communication and policy development in the increasingly globalised world whilst focusing on international issues and developing important international relations skills.
The research project component of the degree can help prepare students for higher level tertiary study.
- Breadth and international focus: develop a solid grounding in international communication and international relations through study in media communication, international relations and cultural studies
- Flexibility: study elective units from a range of communications and international relations disciplines; have the option of evening classes to help balance work requirements
- Coaching in academic and essay-writing skills is provided within the program
- Gain credit towards the degree and develop career opportunities by completing one of the international internship programs especially designed for Masters students in an approved institution in Australia or overseas
- Access to leading academics in the fields of international relations theory, democratisation, human rights, globalisation, security studies, regionalisation, and global political economy
|North Ryde (Sydney)|
Minimum course duration
2.5 years (full time)
Session 1 (February), Session 2 (July)
860746 - on campus
This degree is suitable for people who wish to work in international organisations. A mixture of core units and electives will provide you with specialised knowledge and skills in the field of international communication and international relations.
Minimum admission requirements
• Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent in social sciences; or Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification with relevant work experience
• GPA of 2.50 (out of 4.00)
All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements.
You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification
What you will study
|General requirements||Credit Points|
|Minimum number of credit points at 800 level or above||80|
|Completion of other specific minimum requirements as set out below|
Specific minimum requirements:
The following outlines the units (subjects) to be studied within this double master
The course will be an important milestone in the career paths of a variety of individuals including diplomats and international civil servants, policy makers, development specialists, international business people, media managers and international journalists.
- diplomatic service agencies
- federal and local government
- global media industry
- international non-government organisations
- multinational corporations
- public sector
- United Nations
Graduate: Ernie Kim
Professor Stephanie Lawson - Master of International Relations Program Convenor
Stephanie Lawson is Professor of Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University and President of the Australian Political Studies Association. She has previously held teaching and research positions at the University of New England, the Australian National University, the University of East Anglia and the University of Birmingham. Her research focuses on issues concerning culture, ethnicity, nationalism, and democracy, and combines comparative and normative approaches to the study of world politics. She is the author of many articles dealing with these issues in the Asia-Pacific region as well as globally.