International Relations (Double Masters with Shanghai Jiao Tong University) - A6013

International Relations (Double Masters with Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Master degree/Master degree

Offering a truly international perspective, this program immerses you in two cultures (with one full year in Australia and another in China). It combines the Master of International Relations at Monash with the Master of Arts in Chinese Politics and Economy from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Exploring the security, ethical, legal and economic dimensions of international relations, you will be prepared to deal critically and analytically with questions of global justice, war, peace, social movements, and inter-state relations.

You will examine key issues in foreign policy, world order, crisis management and terrorism, as well as gender, development, migration and governance aspects of global politics.

Offered across four specialisations; general studies in international relations, governance and security, political violence and counter-terrorism, and international diplomacy and trade, the Master of International Relations component of this double degree course will help you make sense of the complexity of global politics and economics.  You will develop the analytical perspectives and skills necessary to see the "bigger picture" as well as detailed aspects of specific issues.  You will also gain a solid intellectual grounding in key debates, historical events and political institutions.

During your year in Shanghai, you will complete studies on the government and politics of China, and China's diplomacy and foreign policy.  You will also undertake studies in Chinese culture, to complement your developing expertise in the field.  Your studies will culminate in the completion of a thesis.

Being taught by leading experts in their respective fields, who have strong local and international networks, you will be exposed to the latest advances in international relations.

Our graduates have continued on to a broad range of occupations and have, for example, been employed by the United Nations, the Australian Government, and non-governmental organisations such as the International Red Cross.

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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Duration
  • 2 years (full time)
Start date
Semester two (July)
Qualification
Master 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 (Domestic students)

Qualifications

An Australian undergraduate degree with a major in humanities and social sciences with at least credit (60%) average, or equivalent qualification or experience approved by the faculty.

Or

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and an Australian graduate certificate (or equivalent) that is equivalent to a major in humanities and social sciences with at least credit (60%) average in both qualifications, or equivalent qualification or experience approved by the faculty.

English requirements

Level A
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0 Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 50, Reading 50, Speaking 50 and Writing 50TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A6013

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Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

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

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$24,200

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

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.