Master Politikwissenschaften oder International Relations im Ausland

Masterstudium in Politikwissenschaften oder International Relations

Wenn du dich im Studium mit politischen Entscheidungen und politischem Handeln in Staat und Gesellschaft befassen möchtest, bist du beim Studienfach Politikwissenschaften genau richtig. Kern ist die wissenschaftliche Auseinandersetzung mit Politik auf nationaler und internationaler Ebene. Es werden verschiedene politische Systeme analysiert und verglichen sowie politische Theorien ausführlich besprochen.

Im Studienfach International Relations beschäftigen sich Studierende mit internationalen Verhältnissen aus ökonomischer, rechtlicher und politischer Sicht. Sie entwickeln Lösungsansätze zu Fragestellungen und Probleme der internationalen Beziehungen aus verschiedenen Perspektiven. Das Studium vereint Inhalte aus den Bereichen Internationale Politik, Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen und Internationales Recht.


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Universität:The University of Sydney
Dauer:2 Semesters (1 Year)
Forschungsanteil:Yes - Optional
Fachfremd möglich:Yes
Kosten:AUD $ 54,000

Ross Waite Parsons Scholarship

Vice Chancellor International Scholarships Scheme


International law concerns the relations between states and between nations. As a student of International Law, you will examine the international rules governing the world as a whole. This degree will prepare you for professional work and academic research in the fields of public international law and international policy.
You will build the critical knowledge and skills needed to negotiate legal and policy issues affecting relations between states, between states and international organisations as well as between states and individuals. You’ll also gain knowledge of international relations, security studies, politics and government integrated with knowledge of the legal structures and principles that underpin the international legal order.


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CRICOS Code:029884J
Universität:Macquarie University
Dauer:1 year
Fachfremd möglich:

Yes, if you have

  • Two years (full-time equivalent) work experience, professional certification or other recognised prior learning
  • Bachelor´s qualification or recognised equivalent with a WAM of 65
Kosten:Estimated annual fee AUD $ 39,100
Stipendien:Early acceptance scholarship

•    Top 125 in the world (Arts and humanities: THE World Uni Rankings by Subject, 2023)
Key features
•    Hone your expertise across a range of key global regions.Learn from experts in African, American, Asian, Australian, European and Middle Eastern studies.
•    Blend theoretical and practical work to boost your employability. Undertake a research internship with one of our partners, and receive specialised individual supervision.
•    Acquire the transferable skills employers are looking for. Develop key skills in critical thinking, problem solving, research and writing, and oral communication.
•    Learn from anywhere in the world. Study on campus or online – or a combination of both – and effectively manage your studies and work or family commitments.

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CRICOS Code:099175C
Universität:University of Melbourne
Dauer:4 Semesters
Fachfremd möglich:Yes
Kosten:AUD $ 81,212

Learn how the United States, China, the European Union, and the United Nations operate in our global community, and acquire knowledge of key developments within international relations. The Master of International Relations engages with theory, international governance and law, international security, international political economy and international history.
Participate in an international student exchange and study another language to complement your skills. You can transcend theoretical perspectives by applying your expertise in a working environment, such as through an optional internship. Designed to meet your career-oriented goals, your internship can be in international organisations, government, business, media and NGOs.


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CRICOS Code:068096C
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Universität:Curtin University
Dauer:1.5 years (3 trimesters)
Fachfremd möglich:3 year Bachelor degree in any field with 1 year relevant work experience or 4 year Bachelor degree in any field, no work experience required.
Kosten:AUD $ 45,675
Stipendien:Merit Scholarship -25% of the first year of tuition fees

This course is designed for people who want the expertise to understand, analyse and critically assess the increasingly complex problems of international relations and national security.
Students will gain the knowledge and skills to understand contemporary international relations, global trends, diplomacy, security challenges and strategic affairs from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Students will explore the key characteristics of the international system, nation-states, balance of power, security and the domestic influences on foreign policy.
They will also study optional units that support your career goals, analysing topics such as the geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific region through to intelligence, terrorism, strategic geography and energy security.


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Weitere Infos:International Relations and History at Curtin
CRICOS Code:074662E
Universität:University of Queensland
Dauer:2 years (four semesters)
Forschungsanteil:Yes, but not compulsory
Fachfremd möglich:

Yes, for the 2-year program only
If a student has a bachelor’s degree from the same discipline, they may be eligible for a shorter duration program (1.5 years)


2023 indicative annual fee AUD$31,744
2-year program approx. AUD$64,000

Stipendien:UQ Scholarships

The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies will build your knowledge about the forces that generate contemporary conflict and the processes and practices that contribute to conflict, resolution and peacebuilding.
The program is delivered by world-renowned academics and researchers with expertise in areas such as Indigenous politics, gender, ethics, justice, development, security and the environment. They'll draw on their research experience in conflict settings to help you develop an understanding of varied expressions of conflict and resistance, and ways to move from conflict to peace.
There are opportunities for applied fieldwork experience, independent study or research experience on Australian or overseas projects.


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Peace and Conflict Studies - School of Political Science & International Studies

CRICOS Code:089178E
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Universität:University of Otago
Dauer:12 months full-time
Forschungsanteil:Research project included
Fachfremd möglich:

Yes, admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).

Every applicant must either, be a graduate or- have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).

Regard will be had to the detail of the course of study that was followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant’s performance in the programme. A minimum grade of B+ or higher over the final year is normally required but relevant practical experience may also be considered where this minimum is not met.

Kosten:40,957 NZD

Be part of creating a more peaceful and just world.

The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies is an inter-disciplinary programme providing students with an advanced qualification in peace and conflict studies, development and peacebuilding. Drawing upon national and international expertise in the field, this programme will position graduates for a wide range of career options in the public and private sectors as academic researchers and as practitioners, and policy makers in fields such as conflict analysis and resolution, peace-building, and post-conflict transformation


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Stipendien:Yes, Otago Courseworks Masters Scholarship
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Universität:Macquarie University
Dauer:2-3 semesters (1-1.5 years)
Fachfremd möglich:Not for the 1-year version
Kosten:Estimated annual fee AUD $ 39,100
Stipendien:Early acceptance scholarship

Traditional great power rivalries have re-emerged as China and Russia contest the existing world order; while non-traditional, societal and economic security issues have added complexity to our understanding of security and stability. To face these challenges, governments and organisations increasingly need analysts with the knowledge and skills to understand complex geostrategic issues and engineer solutions.
The Master of Security and Strategic Studies will prepare you to analyse contemporary security, defence and strategic challenges. You’ll learn about the dynamics behind major geopolitical and geostrategic issues, and about multidimensional non-traditional security challenges; and you’ll extend your knowledge of analytical methods to evaluate strategic choices, and the evolution of Australia’s interests and strategy

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CRICOS Code:095120F


Der Master of Politics oder International Relations ist als politikwissenschaftlicher Aufbaustudiengang nach dem (dreijährigen) Bachelorabschuss möglich. Für die Zulassung benötigst du an den meisten australischen und neuseeländischen Hochschulen einen Bachelorabschluss in einem fachnahen Studienbereich. An wenigen Hochschulen ist auch ein fachfremdes Studium möglich.


Beim Master in Politikwissenschaften oder International Relations handelt es sich um ein interdisziplinär ausgerichtetes Programm. Überschneidungen gibt es z.B. mit den Studienbereichen Sozial-, Rechts-, Kommunikations-, Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften. Du kannst direkt den Master of Politics/Political Sciences oder International Relations studieren. Es gibt diese Studienbereiche aber auch als Hauptfach eines Master of Arts.

Studierende können beispielsweise aus folgenden Spezialisierungsrichtungen auswählen:

  • Country Risk Assessment
  • Human Rights
  • International Law
  • Social Research
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Advanced International Relations
  • Gender, Peace and Security
  • Foreign Policy and Security
  • International Diplomacy and Trade
  • Political Violence and Counter-Terrorism
  • Political Economy
  • Public Policy
  • Politics and Policy
  • International Studies


Master in  Politics/Political Science oder International Relations: 1,5-2 Jahre (3-4 Semester/Trimester)

Abschluss und Karrieremöglichkeiten

Mit einem Masterstudium im Bereich Politikwissenschaften oder Internationale Beziehungen wirst du nicht für einen bestimmten Beruf ausgebildet. Vielmehr sammelst du ein breitgefächertes Wissen, dass dir Arbeit in vielen Bereichen ermöglicht, z.B. in Ministerien, politischen Parteien, NGOs, im Journalismus oder in der Verwaltung. Auch in der freien Wirtschaft werden Politikwissenschaftler:innen beschäftigt z.B. als Berater:innen, in Agenturen oder Organisationen.

Der Studiengang qualifiziert dich insbesondere für eine Tätigkeit in folgenden Bereichen und Branchen:

  • Auswärtiges Amt
  • Ministerien
  • Politischen Parteien
  • NGOS
  • Gewerkschaften
  • Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
  • Öffentliche Verwaltung
  • Internationale Organisationen
  • Wissenschaft/Universitäten
  • Consulting
  • Medienagenturen
  • Journalismus
  • Presse-/Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
  • Unternehmen

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