Following are the leading universities offering Master in International Relations (IR) degree program:

Macquarie University (Australia)
- The Master of International Relations (MIR) program is designed for those who wish to study international relations both out of interest and for career advancement in public, business, voluntary or political work.
- Students can combine the MIR with a range of other degrees including the Master of International Business, Master of Arts in Translation and Interpreting, etc.
- The University is consistently ranked in the top ten Australian universities for the number of Discovery Grants and Federation Fellowships awarded by the Australian Research Council.

Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)
- The Master of International Relations (MIR) is a one calendar year full-time, or two years part-time, Masters degree that includes both taught courses and a research thesis.
- Past students have gone on to work in the New Zealand Treasury, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Diplomatic corps, and various International Organisations.

University of Warwick (UK)
- The taught Masters (MA) in International Relations at the Warwick is one of the foremost programmes in Britain and Europe for the study of IR.
- The Department of Politics and International Studies is one of the largest in the UK and has an outstanding reputation for research.

Brunel University (UK)
- The International Relations MA degree is offered on a full-time (one year) and part-time (two year) basis.
- Courses are taught through a programme of lectures, directed reading and seminars. Modules are assessed by a variety of coursework and examination methods.
- Brunel is a world-class university, ranked 318th in the world by QS World University Rankings™ (2009).

Yale University (US)
- The MA program in International Relations is a unique program that allows students to tailor an interdisciplinary degree to their particular academic and career interests. It requires two years of graduate study.
- Yale is one of the founding members of the Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs (APSIA).

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