International Relations - A4006

International Relations

Graduate certificate

The Graduate Certificate of International Relations is designed for those looking to better understand the diverse and dynamic world of global politics and answer big questions about global justice, war, peace, social movements and inter-state relations. As future global leaders, 21st-century graduate students need to be equipped with a critical understanding of intercultural competence, as well as the skills and attitudes required in order to apply this understanding. This degree builds essential skills in global leadership, intercultural communication and facilitating positive change in a context characterised by significant levels of global complexity and connectivity. Successful completion of this degree can count toward a Master of International Relations for those who desire further study.

At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
  • 0.5 years (full time)
Start date First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Qualification Graduate Certificate of International Relations
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)


An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) or qualification that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0) Pearson Test of English (Academic): score of 58 overall with no band lower than 50 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A4006

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A4006

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Total fee for this 24 credit point (6 month full-time) course.


The equivalent fee for a 48 credit point (12 month full-time) course would be A$34,700


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 097657A

The course comprises 24 points structured into three core units which provide knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required of skilled practitioners working in a range of fields addressing international relations