International Relations and Journalism - A6011

International Relations and Journalism

Master degree/Master degree

Do you want to further target your interests and career aspirations? A double degree Masters of International Relations and Journalism provides a comprehensive introduction to the nature of the international political system and some of the key issues in contemporary international relations; an entry-level qualification for a professional journalism career; and a mid-career course for working journalists seeking to extend their expertise and refresh the intellectual basis of their practice. The national and international orientation of the course optimises the contribution graduates make to their profession using a full range of media technologies and insights into approaches to international relations.

Our world is shaped by big questions about global justice, war, peace, social movements, and inter-state relations. The Master of International Relations enables you to deal critically and analytically with such questions, providing a window into the dynamic world of 21st century politics.

This component of the double degree course explores the security, ethical, legal and economic dimensions of international relations.You will examine key issues in foreign policy, world order, European studies, management and terrorism, as well as the gender, development, migration and governance aspects of global politics.

The Master of Journalism component provides you with the opportunity to work with award-winning journalists and academics with strong industry links, as you cultivate high-level skills in research and reporting across all media – print, online, radio and video – and explore the role of the media in contemporary society.This double degree course is well suited to people interested in working in journalism in the international field. It also enables those with an interest in international relations to combine that with communication skills. For instance, if you would like to work in communications in NGOs or United Nations agencies or the UnitedNations itself, this course is a good choice.

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Course Details

  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time

Offshore international students can start this course by enrolling in on-campus mode and studying remotely while waiting to travel to Australia

2 years or 2.5 years(full time), depending on prior qualifications. See entry requirements.
Start date
First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Master of International Relations, Master of Journalism
Course Handbook

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Flexible study

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

Where could this degree take you?

Our unique policy-focused degree is led by world-class experts in political violence, counter-terrorism, and gender, peace and security. Tailor the program to your areas of interest while addressing fundamental debates framing global politics.

The Monash Master of International Relations is the only affiliate member of APSIA (The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) in the Southern Hemisphere. We draw on APSIA's global network to connect students with career, internship, and professional development opportunities around the world.

Media Lab tour

The Monash Media Lab is one of Australia’s most advanced media facilities, with equipment used in media around the world.

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


Entry level 1: 120 points to complete Duration: 2.5 years full-time, 5 years part-time

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a cognate* discipline with at least credit (60%) average.


An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) and an Australian graduate certificate (or equivalent) in a cognate* discipline with at least 50% average in both qualifications.

Entry level 2: 96 points to complete Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time

An Australian bachelor honours degree (or equivalent) in a cognate* discipline with at least credit (60%) average.

*Cognate disciplines include: humanities or social sciences

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Double degree courses include all the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced or redirected. In the International Relations and Journalism Masters course, you complete:

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Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A6011


Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A6011


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.

Full fee

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


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.


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.