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International Relations Coursework Meaning

You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.

Teaching format

You'll learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and one-to-one supervision. We offer a personal approach to learning with much of our teaching conducted in small groups (typically under 15 students in a seminar group). Our staff are very approachable and our doors are always open. Your personal supervisor provides support and guidance throughout your studies, offering weekly feedback and guidance hours.

Research-led teaching

You'll be taught by academics at the forefront of research across a number of political areas such as conflict, security and development, political economy, international politics, political theory and public policy. As international experts in their field, our staff advise governments and organisations globally and regularly contribute to news and current affairs programmes. Our expertise and experience feed directly into our teaching.

Overall workload

As a guide, students on this course typically spend their time as follows:

Year 1Year 2Year 3
Lectures and seminars252 hours192 hours132 hours

The figures above are based on data from 2016/17.

The rest of your time on the course will be spent on independent study. This may include preparation for lectures and seminars, follow-up work, wider reading, practice completion of assessment tasks, or revision.

Everyone learns at a different rate, so the number of hours will vary from person to person. In UK higher education the expectation is that full-time students will spend 1200 hours a year learning.

Teaching location

You will be based in the Department of Politics on Campus West. Most teaching will take place nearby. 

Course location

Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.

Assessment and feedback

‌Assessment varies from module to module and includes a combination of exams, written essays and project work.

Your tutors will give you feedback in a variety of forms depending on the specific needs of the module. This may consist of written feedback, in-class discussion, model answers, one-to-one discussions or online responses.

Watch our mini lecture

Our teaching involves challenging discussions with your tutors and peers about global issues.

Watch one of our recent lectures in action

Percentage of the course typically assessed by coursework and exams

Year 1Year 2Year 3
Written exams60%60%0%
Coursework40%40%100%

The figures above are based on data from 2016/17.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Masters of International Relations/International Law are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

The Masters of International Relations/International Law is made up of two course lists:

Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Masters of International Relations/International Law has a single set of Program Rules, which explain what is required to complete the dual program. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

If you decide to enrol in a dual program, you can use a Dual Degree Planner to help organise your studies.

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

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