The Master of International Relations offers demanding postgraduate study in the important and complex field of international affairs. While drawing on theory, the primary focus is on real-world issues and seeks to provide students with academic insights to help devise concrete responses to these issues. 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. A Master of International Relations (Research Studies) is also available and provides an opportunity to progress to a higher research degree (see http://www. latrobe. edu. au/handbook/2018/postgraduate/assc/arts/courses/amirs. htm). . La Trobe University offers a range of Postgraduate Pathways. The minimum entry requirement for a Masters Degree is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Masters level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience.