International Studies

Coursework

The Master of International Studies is offered within the Department of Government and International Relations.

The programs in International Studies are designed to equip students with analytical and critical skills for understanding contemporary international politics. The course responds to contemporary developments that affect the governance of societies across the globe, from terrorism to public sector reform. The degree covers a wide variety of areas including the study of globalisation, development, democracies, processes of state formation, international organisations, theories of International Relations (IR), international political economy, international security, global environmental politics, Asia Pacific and Northeast Asian Politics.

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See also: Public Policy, International Relations and International Security

Awards and requirements

Please refer to the degree resolutions in this Handbook for information on the specific admission requirements for different coursework award courses.

Graduate Certificate in International Studies
To be awarded the Graduate Certificate of International Studies, students complete a total of four units of study (24 credit points), comprising:

  • one core unit of study (6 credit points)
  • three elective units (18 credit points), including a minimum of two units (12 credit points) chosen from the Table of Postgraduate Coursework Units of Study

Graduate Diploma in International Studies
To be awarded the Graduate Diploma of International Studies, students complete a total of six units of study (36 credit points), comprising:

  • two core units of study (12 credit points)
  • four elective units (24 credit points) chosen from the Table of Postgraduate Coursework Units of Study

Master of International Studies
To be awarded the Master of International Studies, students complete a total of eight units of study (48 credit points), comprising:

  • two core units of study (12 credit points)
  • six elective units (36 credit points), including a minimum of four units (24 credit points) chosen from the Table of Postgraduate Coursework Units of Study
Research

There are currently no research degrees offered in International Studies, but potential applicants are referred to the Government and International Relations section of the Postgraduate Handbook.