International Studies

Students Commencing in 2014
Degree information

Information for 2013
Degree information


Information for 2014


Master of International Studies
Graduate Diploma in International Studies
Graduate Certificate in International Studies

Candidates for the Master of International Studies are required to complete 48 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study and 36 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in International Studies are required to complete 36 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study and 24 credit points of elective units of study.

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.

Core Units of Study
Semester 1
GOVT6119 International Security
GOVT6123 Globalisation and Governance
GOVT6147 Foundations of International Relations

Semester 2
GOVT6119 International Security
GOVT6137 Forces of Change in Int Relations

Unit offered in intensive mode
GOVT6116 International Organisations (August)

Elective Units of Study
Semester 1
GOVT6108 Democracy and Development in SE Asia
GOVT6111 Chinese Politics
GOVT6135 Global Environmental Politics
GOVT6139 Research Design
GOVT6148 Dissertation Part 1
GOVT6149 Dissertation Part 2
GOVT6220 The State, Secession, and Civil War
GOVT6223 Topics in Environmental Politics
GOVT6331 Public Management and Government
GOVT6358 Comparative Migration Policy
CISS6002 Strategy & Security in the Asia-Pacific
CISS6016 Chinese Foreign and Security Policy
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates

Semester 2
GOVT6148 Dissertation Part 1
GOVT6149 Dissertation Part 2
GOVT6304 Development and World Politics
GOVT6313 Leadership in Theory and Practice
GOVT6331 Public Management and Government
CISS6001 New Security Challenges
CISS6004 Disease and Security
CISS6006 State-building and Fragile States
CISS6008 Population and Security
CISS6011 Special Topics International Security
CISS6015 Alliances and Coalition Warfare
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates

Units offered in intensive mode, or outside normal semester times
GOVT6121 Northeast Asian Politics (Winter)
CISS6013 Middle East and Conflict Security (December)
CISS6018 Nuclear Arms Control & Non Proliferation (Mar)


Information for 2013


Master of International Studies
Graduate Diploma in International Studies
Graduate Certificate in International Studies

Candidates for the Master of International Studies are required to complete 48 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study and 36 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in International Studies are required to complete 36 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study and 24 credit points of elective units of study.

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.

Core Units of Study
Semester 1
GOVT6116 International Organisations
GOVT6119 International Security
GOVT6147 Foundations of International Relations

Semester 2
GOVT6119 International Security
GOVT6123 Globalisation and Governance
GOVT6137 Forces of Change in Int Relations

Elective Units of Study
Semester 1
GOVT6108 Democracy and Development in SE Asia
GOVT6111 Chinese Politics
GOVT6121 Northeast Asian Politics
GOVT6148 Dissertation Part 1
GOVT6149 Dissertation Part 2
GOVT6210 Special Topics in International Studies
GOVT6358 Comparative Migration Policy
CISS6002 Strategy & Security in the Asia Pacific
CISS6004 Disease and Security
CISS6008 Population and Security
CISS6016 Chinese Foreign and Security Policy
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates

Semester 2
GOVT6135 Global Environmental Politics
GOVT6139 Research Design
GOVT6148 Dissertation Part 1
GOVT6149 Dissertation Part 2
GOVT6220 The State, Secession, and Civil War
GOVT6223 Topics in Environmental Politics
GOVT6304 Development and World Politics
GOVT6336 Media Politics
CISS6006 State-building and Fragile States
CISS6011 Special Topics in International Security
CISS6012 Civil-Military Relations
CISS6015 Alliances and Coalition Warfare
CISS6018 Nuclear Arms Control and Non Proliferation
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates


Winter School - please contact the Winter School directly
GOVT6314 Terrorism and International Security
CISS6014 Human Security

Units offered in intensive mode
CISS6013 Middle East Conflict and Security

Candidates may also choose one unit of study from the following list:

Semester 1
ECOP6016 China in the World Economy
HRTD6906 The Philosophy of Human Rights
PACS6901 United Nations, Peace and Security
USSC6906 US Constitution

Semester 2
CISS6006 Statebuilding and Fragile States
USSC6902 US Politics: Competing Centres of Power
USSC6903 US Foreign and National Security Policy

Exchange Units of Study
Available to Master of International Studies students only.

GOVT6400 Government Exchange
GOVT6401 Government Exchange
GOVT6402 Government Exchange
GOVT6403 Government Exchange