International Studies

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 Studies

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in International Studies are required to complete 24 credit points, including 6 credit points of core units of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study.
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in International Studies are required to complete 48 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study and 24 credit points of elective units of study.
Candidates for the Master of International Studies are required to complete 96 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study and a maximum of 78 credit points of elective units of study which can include an optional major as listed in the unit of study table.
Core Units of Study
GOVT6116
International Organisations
6      Semester 2
GOVT6119
International Security
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6123
Globalisation and Governance
6      Semester 2
GOVT6137
Forces of Change in Int Relations
6      Semester 2
GOVT6147
Foundations of International Relations
6      Semester 1
Elective Units of Study
GOVT6136
Asia Pacific Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6314
Terrorism and International Security
6      Winter Main
GOVT6108
Democracy and Development in SE Asia
6      Semester 2
GOVT6316
Policy Making, Power and Politics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ARTS7000
Academic Communication for Postgraduates
6   

It is strongly advised that all students enrolling in this elective complete it during their first semester of study, or in Summer or Winter school when available. ARTS7000 is recommended for two main groups: 1) International postgraduate students who have not completed their Bachelor award at a university where English was the medium of instruction. 2) Domestic postgraduates who have not been in an academic environment for a prolonged period of time.
Semester 1
Semester 2
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
GOVT6111
Chinese Politics
6    CHSC6901 for Master of China Public Administration and Master of China Studies  Semester 1
GOVT6121
Northeast Asian Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6135
Global Environmental Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6136
Asia Pacific Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6220
The State, Secession, and Civil War
6      Semester 1
GOVT6223
Topics in Environmental Politics
6      Semester 2
GOVT6304
Development and World Politics
6      Semester 2
GOVT6313
Leadership in Theory and Practice
6      Semester 2
GOVT6331
Public Management and Governance
6      Semester 1
GOVT6358
Comparative Migration Policy
6      Semester 2
USSC6903
US Foreign and National Security Policy
6      Semester 2
USSC6907
American Exceptionalism
6      Semester 1b
GOVT6150
Comparative Democratic Politics
6      Intensive March
GOVT6156
Governance and Civil Society
6      Semester 1
GOVT6359
US-China Relations
6      Semester 1
Students may take up to two units (12 credit points) as electives from outside the Department of Government and International Relations in a relevant discipline. Students must obtain approval from the Department of Government and International Relations in advance, as well as the approval of the Unit of Study coordinator.

Exchange Units of Study

Available to Master of International Studies students only.
GOVT6400
Government Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6401
Government Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6402
Government Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6403
Government Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Capstone Units of Study

GOVT6127
Research Project/Essay
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
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