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 & part time
  • 0.5 years (full time)
  • 1 year (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Graduate Certificate of International Relations
Course Handbook

Industry advantage

In this gender studies Graduate Certificate course, you'll be taught by leading experts and hear from some of the best industry connections in the field. Graduate with the insights and connections to take the next step in your career.

Flexible study

On-campus and selected flexible online options available. Complete in as short as 6-months, or study part-time (domestic only). Choose from early evening classes and intensive several week block units – we have multiple options to suit you.

Our students create change

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Test-drive a Master's degree

Successful completion of this degree can count towards a Master of International Relations.

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


An Australian bachelor degree with at least 50 percent average, or equivalent qualification and experience approved by the faculty.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Students complete 24 points which provide knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required of skilled practitioners working in a range of fields addressing international relations.

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.

Note Please note: The fee information displayed is based on the 2022 rates and should only be used as a guide.

Full 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$25,400


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.