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Master of International Relations and Diplomacy

  • Masters (Coursework)

Drawing on UC's teaching and research strengths, graduates can obtain a master's-level capstone qualification in the popular area of international relations and diplomacy.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1 year full-time
Intake Months
Feb
Domestic Fees
$11,046 per year
International Fees
$39,000 per year

About this course

Drawing on UC's teaching and research strengths, graduates can obtain a master's-level capstone qualification in the popular area of international relations and diplomacy. This degree will offer students an innovative, interdisciplinary programme of taught courses with a strong professional emphasis.Note: This is a sister qualification to the Master of Policy and Governance, which caters for students interested in advancing a policy and/or governance career in local, regional, national, and third sector/not-for-profit sectors.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

The MIRAD caters perfectly for students interested in careers in foreign affairs or inter-state coordination.

While the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade | Manatū Aorere does not require specific tertiary pathways, applicants can find it advantageous to have a postgraduate degree in an analytical subject such as law, political science, international relations, economics, or science.

Graduates will leave UC having:

  • advanced knowledge of current research in international relations
  • advanced knowledge of current professional practice in diplomacy and related fields
  • the ability to understand theoretical and practical problems in international relations and diplomacy
  • proven expertise in research processes (eg, formulating a research question, data collection and analysis, case study analysis, and hypothesis testing)
  • engaged with senior university staff and senior figures in politics and policy.
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