The postgraduate international relations program provides insights into the dynamics shaping international affairs. While drawing on theory, the primary focus is on real-world issues and the program seeks to provide students with academic insights to help devise concrete responses to the challenges of our times. The degree provides formal academic preparation for people who wish to work in areas that require a detailed understanding of the international political and economic context. The degree is particularly useful for professionals who seek to enhance their career opportunities, for those who have embarked on a career but wish to change sectors and recent graduates who wish to sharpen their skills. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Course Coordinator, Dr Michael O’Keefe (m. okeefe@latrobe. edu. au), to gain advice about how these admission requirements apply to their background. Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree. Where an undergraduate degree has not been achieved appropriate professional experience will be taken into account, especially if it involves substantial written work.