Master of International Relations and Diplomacy
- Degree Structure - Duration
- 1 year full-time
2024 tuition fees estimate per 180 points:
Drawing on UC's teaching and research strengths, graduates can obtain a master's-level capstone qualification in the popular area of international relations and diplomacy. This degree will offer you an innovative, interdisciplinary programme of taught courses with a strong professional emphasis.
UC also offers a Master of Policy and Governance for those interested in advancing a policy and/or governance career in local, regional, national, and third/not-for-profit sectors.
To qualify to enrol, you will need either:
All students will also need approval to enrol.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of International Relations and Diplomacy or use the admission requirements checker.
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The MIRAD caters perfectly for students interested in careers in foreign affairs or inter-state coordination.
While Manatū Aorere | Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not require specific tertiary pathways, applicants can find it advantageous to have a postgraduate degree in an analytical subject such as law, political science, international relations, economics, or science.
Graduates will leave UC having:
2024 tuition fees estimate (per 180 points):
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The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRAD) comprises 180 points as follows:
You will start studies in February, and the normal enrolment would be full-time for 1 year. However, with approval, you can study part-time up to 3 years.
For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of International Relations and Diplomacy.