Master International Relations / Master Peace and Conflict Studies

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The Master of International Relations (MIR) is a coursework program aimed at developing conceptual and empirical understanding and skill sets in research and knowledge in the IR field. The MIR builds on a core set of four courses covering the main elements of IR. Students will also be able to focus on a range of elective options covering fields such as IR of the Asian Pacific, Law and International Politics, Security and Statecraft, and Globalisation and Development. A research dissertation option is also available.

The Master in Peace and Conflict Studies (MPaCS) is a coursework program aimed at developing conceptual and empirical understanding and skill sets in research and knowledge development in the field of peace and conflict. Students will gain an advanced understanding of how conflicts emerge and how they can be managed and solved in a nonviolent manner. Topics covered span from the local to the global and include issues such as peace-building, conflict resolution and prevention, mediation, nonviolence, gender and security as well as peace and development.

To complete the Master of International Relations/Peace and Conflict Studies

To complete the Master of International Relations/Peace and Conflict Studies, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course lists and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

To complete the program, a student must complete 32 units from the MIR/MPaCS course list, comprising -

  • 16 units from Part A; and
  • 8 units from Part B; and
  • 8 units from Part C

Courses that can be studied as part of the Master of International Relations/Peace and Conflict Studies:

Program Rules for the Master of International Relations/Peace and Conflict Studies

Attend an information session:

  • CBD - Feberal Court Building, North Quay, Brisbane Wednesday 18th Ocotber, 2017 5-7pm