International Relations

The degree information below is for students who commenced in 2015.

Students who commenced before 2015 can find degree information in the handbook of the year they commenced at
www.sydney.edu.au/handbooks

International Relations

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in International Relations are required to complete 24 credit points, including a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study and a maximum of 12 credit points of core elective units of study.
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in International Relations are required to complete 48 credit points, including a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study, a minimum of 24 credit points of core elective units of study, and a maximum of 12 credit points of elective units of study.
Candidates for the Master of International Relations are required to complete 96 credit points, including a minimum of 30 credit points of core units of study, a minimum of 24 credit points of core elective units of study, a maximum of 36 credit points of elective units of study (which can include an optional minor as listed in the unit of study table), and a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study.
Core
All Masters students will complete the following two core units;
GOVT6137
Forces of Change in Int Relations
6      Semester 2
GOVT6147
Foundations of International Relations
6      Semester 1
Masters students completing 72 or 96 credit points must also complete;
GOVT6116
International Organisations
6      Semester 2
Masters students completing 96 credit points will also need to complete;
GOVT6119
International Security
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6123
Globalisation and Governance
6      Semester 2
Core Elective units of study
GOVT6108
Democracy and Development in SE Asia
6      Semester 2
GOVT6111
Chinese Politics
6    CHSC6901 for Master of China Public Administration and Master of China Studies  Semester 1
GOVT6116
International Organisations
6      Semester 2
GOVT6119
International Security
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6121
Northeast Asian Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6123
Globalisation and Governance
6      Semester 2
GOVT6135
Global Environmental Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6137
Forces of Change in Int Relations
6      Semester 2
GOVT6147
Foundations of International Relations
6      Semester 1
GOVT6150
Comparative Democratic Politics
6      Intensive March
GOVT6156
Governance and Civil Society
6      Semester 1
GOVT6220
The State, Secession, and Civil War
6      Semester 1
GOVT6223
Topics in Environmental Politics
6      Semester 2
GOVT6225
Essential Readings in Int'l Relations
6      Semester 1
GOVT6301
Public Sector Ethics and Corruption
6      Semester 2
GOVT6304
Development and World Politics
6      Semester 2
GOVT6311
Issues in Public Policy
6      Semester 2
GOVT6313
Leadership in Theory and Practice
6      Semester 2
GOVT6316
Policy Making, Power and Politics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6319
Governance and Public Policy Making
6      Semester 2
GOVT6331
Public Management and Governance
6      Semester 1
GOVT6357
International Policy Making
6      Semester 1
GOVT6358
Comparative Migration Policy
6      Semester 2
GOVT6359
US-China Relations
6      Semester 1
CISS6001
New Security Challenges
6      Semester 2
CISS6002
Strategy & Security in the Asia-Pacific
6      Semester 1
CISS6004
Health and Security
6      Semester 2
CISS6006
Statebuilding and 'Fragile States'
6      Semester 2
CISS6008
Population and Security
6      Semester 2
CISS6011
Special Topic in International Security
6      Summer Main
CISS6013
Middle East Conflict and Security
6    GOVT6154  Intensive November
CISS6015
Alliances and Coalition Warfare
6      Semester 2
CISS6016
Chinese Foreign and Security Policy
6      Semester 2
CISS6018
Nuclear Arms Control & Non-proliferation
6      Semester 2
CISS6019
War and Strategy
6      Semester 2
CISS6020
Geopolitics of Energy Security in Asia
6      Summer Main
CISS6022
Cybersecurity
6      Semester 1
USSC6903
US Foreign and National Security Policy
6      Semester 2
USSC6907
American Exceptionalism
6      Semester 1b
Capstone units of study
Students completing a Masters in International Relations are required to complete at least 6 credit points of capstone units of study. Students complete either of the following two capstone options;
(1) Semester-long research project
GOVT6127
Research Project/Essay
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
(2) Year-long dissertation project
GOVT6139
Research Design
6      Semester 1
GOVT6340
Dissertation Part 1
6    Completion of 4 postgraduate units - 75% or above average and written permission from Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6341
Dissertation Part 2
6    GOVT6340 (if enrolled full-time).

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
Optional Minor
Students who take 18 credits within a single cognate discipline with relevance to International Relations will be awarded a Minor as part of their degree. The students must satisfy any prerequisite requirements set by the offering Department or Centre, as well as any prerequisites set by individual units of study, before they could enroll in any unit of study.
Foreign Language
ASNS6010
Asian Language Acquisition 1
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS6011
Asian Language Acquisition 2
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS6012
Asian Language Acquisition 3
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS6013
Asian Language Acquisition 4
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
EUST7010
European Language Acquisition 1
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
EUST7011
European Language Acquisition 2
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
EUST7012
European Language Acquisition 3
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
EUST7013
European Language Acquisition 4
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
Economics
ECON6001
Microeconomics Analysis 1
6    ECON5001  Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6002
Macroeconomics Analysis 1
6    ECON5002  Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6006
Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour
6    ECON6001 or ECOF6080  Semester 2
ECON6008
International Money and Finance
6    ECON5002  Semester 2
ECON6009
Economics of the Labour Market
6    ECON6001, ECON6002  Semester 2
ECON6010
Public Economics
6    ECON6001, ECON6002  Semester 2
ECON6016
Trade and Development
6    ECON5001 or ECON5002  Semester 2
ECON6018
Environmental Economics
6    ECON6001 or ECON6002  Semester 1
ECON6021
Financial Economics
6    ECON6001 and ECON6002  Semester 2
ECON6023
International Trade
6    ECON6001  Semester 2
ECON6025
Strategic Decision Making
6    ECON6001 or ECOF6080  Semester 1
ECON6027
Experimental Economics
6    ECON6001  Semester 2
ECON6101
Special Topic in Economics
6    ECON5001 and ECON5002 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6901
Microeconomics Analysis 2
6    ECON6001 with a Distinction grade.


Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6902
Macroeconomics Analysis 2
6    ECON6002 with a Distinction grade.


Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Political Economy
ECOP6010
International Trade Regulation
6      Semester 1
ECOP6011
USA-Europe-Japan: From Growth to Crisis
6      Semester 1
ECOP6015
Global Employment and Migration
6      Semester 2
ECOP6016
China in the World Economy
6      Semester 1
ECOP6018
Economic Development: Growth & Wellbeing
6      Semester 2
ECOP6101
Core Concepts in Political Economy
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECOP6103
Strategic Debates on Economic Change
6      Semester 1
ECOP6108
Economic Management for Sustainability
6      Semester 2
ECOP6130
Human Rights & International Development
6    SCLG6912  Semester 2
ECOP6901
Finance and Economic Change
6      Semester 2
Peace and Conflict Studies
PACS6901
United Nations, Peace and Security
6      Semester 1
PACS6909
Cultures of Violence
6      Semester 1
PACS6911
Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies
6    SCWK6930  Semester 1
Semester 2
PACS6912
Nonviolence: Philosophy and Practice
6    SCWK6930 
SCWK6933 
Winter Main
PACS6913
Conflict in Organisations
6    SCWK6934  Summer Late
PACS6914
Conflict-Resolving Media
6    SCWK6935  Intensive March
PACS6915
Human Rights, Peace and Justice
6    SCWK6941  Semester 2
PACS6917
Religion, War and Peace
6      Semester 2
PACS6921
Peace of Mind: The Psychology of Peace
6      Intensive October
PACS6922
Peaceful Conflict Transformation
6      Semester 1
PACS6923
The Human Right to Food
6      Semester 1
Semester 2b
PACS6924
Democracy in the Developing World
6      Semester 1
Semester 2b
PACS6925
Peace and the Global Compact
6      Semester 2b
PACS6927
Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding
6      Intensive September
PACS6928
Community Mediation: Theory and Practice
6      Summer Late
PACS6930
Ethics for a Sustainable Peace
6      Semester 1
PACS6934
Conflict-Sensitive Development Practice
6    (PACS6911) or (DVST6901) or (Bachelor degree plus relevant experience) 
SCWK6930 
Summer Early
Winter Main
Sociology, Social Policy and Development
DVST6901
Development: Civil Society and Wellbeing
6    SSCP6900  Semester 1
Semester 2
DVST6902
Development: Communication and Education
6    SSCP6901  Semester 2
DVST6904
Rethinking Poverty
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
DVST6905
Development Project Evaluation
6      Semester 1
DVST6906
Culture & Politics of Health Development
6      Semester 2
SCLG6902
Doing Social Research
6    SCLG3003  Semester 1
SCLG6903
New Debates in Social Theory
6      Semester 2
HRTD6906
The Philosophy of Human Rights
6    PHIL7607  Semester 2
International Law
LAWS6047
Law of the Sea
6      Intensive May
LAWS6061
International Environmental Law
6   

Students seeking further study in international environmental law may undertake LAWS6922 Advanced International Environmental Law.
Intensive May
LAWS6062
International Law-the Use of Armed Force
6    LAWS3483  Semester 2
LAWS6119
The State and Global Governance
6   

Note: This unit replaced LAWS6119 Theories of International Law. Master of Law and International Development students may undertake this unit as an elective or capstone unit.
Intensive September
LAWS6218
International Humanitarian Law
6    LAWS3483  Intensive June
LAWS6243
International Law I
6    LAWS5005 


This unit replaced LAWS6243 Public International Law. This unit is compulsory for MIL and GradDipIntLaw students who have not completed any previous study in international law and must be taken during the first semester of candidature. This unit is not available to MLawIntDev students who have been granted a reduced volume of learning. This unit is available as one of the core units for GradDipIntBusLaw students.
Intensive April
Semester 2
LAWS6856
Anti-Terrorism Law
6    CISS6011 


This unit replaced LAWS6856 Terrorism & Counterterrorism Policy and Law.
Intensive September
LAWS6865
International Dispute Resolution
6    LAWS6202 


This unit replaced LAWS6865 International Dispute Resolution: Principles and LAWS6865 International Dispute Resolution: Theory & Practice.
Intensive September
LAWS6916
International Investment Law
6      Intensive May
LAWS6161
International Human Rights
6    GOVT6117 


Available to MLLR students who commence after Jan 2015.
Intensive August
LAWS6846
Human Rights and the Global Economy
6    LAWS5178 


Master of Law and International Development students may undertake this unit as an elective or capstone unit 
Intensive August
LAWS6928
Law, Justice and Development
6    LAWS3478 


This unit is compulsory for MLawIntDev students and replaced LAWS6928 Law & Economic Development.
Intensive April
US Studies
USSC6902
US Politics: Presidency and Congress
6      Intensive May
USSC6903
US Foreign and National Security Policy
6      Semester 2
USSC6906
US Constitution
6      Semester 1b
USSC6907
American Exceptionalism
6      Semester 1b
USSC6905
US Economic Policy and Regulation
6      Semester 2
USSC6917
The American City
6      Semester 2
USSC6920
US Media: Politics, Culture, Technology
6      Winter Main
USSC6901
Fundamentals of US Studies
6      Intensive March