La Trobe University

Graduate Certificate in International Relations

Overview

Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration
6 months full-time or part-time equivalent
Fees and costs
$19,200 per 120 credit points.

The postgraduate International Relations program offers demanding study in the important and complex field of international affairs. While drawing on theory, the primary focus is on real world issues and seeks to provide students with academic insights to help devise concrete responses to these issues. The degree provides formal academic preparation for people who wish to work in areas that require a detailed understanding of the international political and economic context.

The degree is particularly useful for professionals who seek to enhance their career opportunities, for those who have embarked on a career but wish to change sectors and recent graduates who wish to sharpen their skills.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (or its equivalent) in the humanities and social sciences or a cognate discipline with a 60% average. Where a 60% average has not been achieved appropriate professional experience will be taken into account, especially if it involves substantial written work.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Career outcomes

Public service, political parties, international organisations, government and non-government agencies, journalism, media, public relations, education, welfare, health policy, business administration, corporate-government relations, academia, think tanks, and research institutes.

Fees and costs

Course fees

$19,200 per 120 credit points.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018.

Applications for Semester 1, 2019 will open later this year.

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Additional information

Course can be used as a pathway into the Master of International Relations.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: