Graduate Certificate in International Relations

Study Discipline: Social Sciences
Study Programme Details
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



6 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey into the realm of international relations with our Graduate Certificate in International Relations (GCIR). Delve deeper into the intricate dynamics of global politics and gain the expertise needed to navigate the complexities of the international arena.

In an ever-evolving landscape, our program goes beyond conventional learning, offering insights into current trends and future possibilities. Engage with world-class educators and researchers who are at the forefront of their fields, enriching your understanding through lively debates and insightful commentary. Whether you aspire to shape policy or drive change, our GCIR empowers you to make a meaningful impact on the world stage.


Dive into the heart of global affairs with our comprehensive Graduate Certificate in International Relations (GCIR). Spanning four key areas – international theory, global development, security, and political economy – our program equips you with the knowledge and skills to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Featuring over 20 courses and projects, including Writing Politics, Principles of International Law, and Global Governance, our half-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) program offers a holistic approach to learning. Engage with leading experts in the field, participate in the Graduate Centre Mentorship Program, and unlock a world of opportunities in diplomacy, government, journalism, and beyond.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or
  • Post-secondary studies with 2 years full-time equivalent relevant work experience.
  • GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7-point scale.
  • English language proficiency: IELTS 6.5 overall or equivalent.
  • Writing Politics
  • Foundations in Political Ideas
  • Globalisation, International Political Economy and Development
  • International Security

Annual fee:

  • International:AUD $20,560
  • Domestic:$14,000

Future Career Outcomes

Forge a path to success with a Graduate Certificate in International Relations (GCIR) from UQ. Our alumni have achieved remarkable success in diverse fields, from diplomacy to journalism, testament to the program’s versatility and relevance in today’s global landscape. Gain practical skills, expand your network, and embark on a fulfilling career journey with us.

Visa Requirements:

For visa information, please visit Australia page for student visa and student life.