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.
To qualify to enrol, you will need either:
All students will also need approval from the Programme Director and the Dean of Arts (Academic).
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of International Relations and Diplomacy or use the admission requirements checker.How to apply
You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
The MIRAD caters perfectly for students interested in careers in foreign affairs or inter-state coordination.
While Manatu Aorere | Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade 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: