Course Description

Learn how to better understand and address the world’s most pressing challenges: war and peace, social and economic justice, poverty, development, and environmental sustainability, through the Graduate Certificate in International Relations.

You will study relations among states and between states and non-state actors, including the history, nature, and evolution of the international system. We unite political, economic, social, security and cultural dimensions to study international affairs.

The Graduate Certificate in International Relations is an intellectually rigorous, research-heavy training program that will prepare you for a career in government, diplomacy, development, defence, intelligence, business, risk management, journalism, humanitarian and non- government organisations.

Why study with us?
Through our Centre for International Security Studies, we provide an extraordinary depth and breadth of study.

Our Department of Government and International Relations is an associate member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs.

The program allows you to take a minor study in these areas:

− Economics
− Political Economy
− Peace and Conflict Studies
− Sociology, Social Policy and Development
− International Law.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $24,000 total course cost.
International Students: $38,500 per year full-time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 75.1% (national average 78.4%)
Improved skills: 79.2% (national average 79.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.3% (national average 87.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 73.5% (national average 80.6%)
Studying full time: 6.5% (national average 8.7%)
Median full time salary: $74,200 (national average $77,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 079203C
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GCINTREL1000