International Relations/Peace and Conflict Studies

Graduate with two sought-after Masters qualifications, ready to engage in the fields of conflict resolution, aid and development.
Currently #1 in Queensland for politics and international studies (QS World University Rankings 2021) and #1 in Queensland for arts and humanities (QS World University Rankings 2021)
Program Highlights
  • Benefit from a unique dual degree where you’ll learn to analyse political conflict and identify solutions.
  • Choose to include a fieldwork experience or research thesis, and/or participate in the Graduate Centre Mentorship Program.
  • Learn from award-winning teachers, internationally renowned academics and activities designed to enhance employability.
  • Develop a valuable skillset and be in global demand.

The Master of International Relations/Master of Peace and Conflict Studies is a two year dual degree program that allows you to obtain two highly sought after and complementary qualifications. This dual degree will allow you to pursue a unique program of studies, which provides you with an understanding of the broad structures and dynamics of the international system combined with more specialised skills and knowledge of critical issues and debates relating to peace and conflict, conflict resolution and mediation, and peacebuilding.

By studying these programs as a dual, students will acquire two degrees in a shorter time frame than if studying them individually. They can also be taken as separate 18-month programs if preferred.

Studying this dual Master program will provide you with a global perspective and with the advanced analytical and practical skills to prepare you for your future career. Our graduates have gone on to work in areas such as diplomacy, government, think-tanks, the UN and non-governmental organisations as well as the media.

To apply, and for further information about the course, please click here.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact or on (07) 3365 2858. For program specific queries, contact the program convenor Associate Professor Al Stark at