International Studies

Errata
Item Errata Date
1.

The following unit is no longer available in 2019:

HRTD6909 The Philosophy of Human Rights

10/12/2018
2.

The following unit is now available in 2019:

PACS6931 Conflict in Organisations: Session: Intensive September
GOVT6313 Leadership in Theory and Practice Session: Semester 2.

18/12/2018
3.

The following unit is no longer available in 2019:

GOVT6222 Australian Enviro Politics and Policy

18/12/2018
4.

The following unit is not available in 2019:

CISS6018 Nuclear Arms Control and Non-proliferation

13/2/2019
5.

The following unit of study is no longer available in 2019:

ECOP6130 Human Rights and International Development

12/3/2019
6.

The following unit of study is no longer available in 2019:

GOVT6405 Government Masters Placement

12/3/2019
7.

Prerequisites have been added to the following unit. They now read:

ECON6009 Economics of the Labour Market Prerequisites: ECON6001 or ECON6002

12/3/2019
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

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 a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study and a maximum of 36 credit points of elective units of study.
Candidates for the Master of International Studies are required to complete 96 credit points, including a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study, a maximum of 78 credit points of elective units of study (which can include an optional specialisation as listed in the unit of study table), and a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study.

Core units of Study

GOVT6100
Foundations of Comparative Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6116
International Organisations
6      Semester 1
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

Students who complete 18 credit points within a single cognate discipline with relevance to International Studies will have a specialisation recorded. 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 enrol in any unit of study. Students may complete up to 12 credit points (2 units of study) outside the International Relations postgraduate Unit of Study table, with permission of the Postgraduate Coursework coordinator.
BETH5209
Medicines Policy, Economics and Ethics
6    A A degree in science, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, law, communications, public policy, business, economics, commerce, organisation studies, or other relevant field, or by special permission.
Semester 2
CISS6001
New Security Challenges
6      Semester 2
CISS6002
Strategy and Security in the Asia-Pacific
6      Semester 1
CISS6004
Health and Security
6      Semester 2
CISS6006
Statebuilding and 'Fragile States'
6      Semester 2
CISS6009
Research Essay 1
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
CISS6010
Research Essay 2
6    P Completion of a minimum of 4 units with an average of 75%
C CISS6009

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
CISS6012
Civil-Military Relations
6   

Students must not undertake this unit if they took CISS6011 (Special Topic in International Security) when the special topic was Civil-Military Relations
Semester 2
CISS6013
Middle East Conflict and Security

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    N GOVT6154
Intensive December
CISS6015
Alliances and Coalition Warfare
6      Semester 2
CISS6016
Chinese Foreign and Security Policy
6      Semester 1
CISS6018
Nuclear Arms Control and Non-proliferation
6      Semester 1
CISS6019
War and Strategy
6      Semester 2
CISS6022
Cybersecurity
6      Semester 2
CISS6023
Special topics in International Security 2
6      Semester 2
GOVT6108
Democracy, Development and Rights in SE Asia
6      Semester 1
GOVT6109
Political Regimes and Regime Transition
6      Semester 1
GOVT6111
Chinese Politics
6    C Recommended Co-requisites: CHSC6901 for Master of China Public Administration and Master of China Studies
Semester 2
GOVT6121
Northeast Asian Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6135
Global Environmental Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6136
Asia Pacific Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6138
Gender, Family and the State
6      Semester 2
GOVT6139
Research Design
6      Semester 1
GOVT6150
Challenges of Democratic Politics
6      Intensive February
GOVT6156
Governance and Civil Society
6      Semester 2
GOVT6159
Emotions, Agenda Setting, and Public Policy
6      Semester 2
GOVT6163
Critical Challenges of Governing Cities
6      Semester 2
GOVT6164
The Dual Use Dilemma and Research Policy

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6      Semester 2
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 1
GOVT6313
Leadership in Theory and Practice
6      Semester 2
GOVT6314
Terrorism and International Security
6      Semester 1
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
Semester 2
GOVT6336
Media Politics

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6      Semester 1
GOVT6357
International Policy Making
6      Semester 2
GOVT6358
Comparative Migration Policy
6      Semester 2
GOVT6359
US-China Relations
6      Semester 2
FASS7001
Academic English for Postgraduates
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
FASS7002
Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
SSPS6001
Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
6      Semester 2
SSPS6002
Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences
6      Semester 1
SCLG6913
Social Justice Vocational Placement
6    P 24 credit points at 6000 level, including SCLG6923

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
SCLG6923
Social Justice Vocational Project Design
6    N SCLG6914
Semester 1
Semester 2
WRIT6000
Professional Writing
6      Semester 2
WRIT6001
Professional Editing
6      Semester 1
Optional Specialisations

Economics specialisation

18 credit points from the following
ECON6001
Microeconomics Analysis 1
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5040
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6002
Macroeconomics Analysis 1
6    P ECON5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6006
Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour
6    P ECON6001 or ECOF6080
Semester 2
ECON6008
International Money and Finance
6    P ECON5002
Semester 2
ECON6009
Economics of the Labour Market
6    P ECON6001 or ECON6002
Semester 1
ECON6010
Public Economics
6    P ECON6001 and ECON6002
Semester 2
ECON6016
Trade and Development
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5002 or ECON5040
Semester 2
ECON6018
Environmental Economics
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5040
Semester 1
ECON6021
Financial Economics
6    P ECON6001 and ECON6002
Semester 1
ECON6023
International Trade
6    P ECON6001
Semester 1
ECON6025
Strategic Decision Making
6    P ECON6001 or ECOF6080
Semester 2
ECON6101
Special Topics in Economics 1
6    P 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.
Intensive May
Semester 1
Semester 2

Foreign Language specialisation

18 credit points from the following
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

Global Migrations specialisation

6 credit points from the following
SCLG6700
Global and Regional Migration Governance
6      Semester 1
12 credit points from the following
GOVT6108
Democracy, Development and Rights in SE Asia
6      Semester 1
GOVT6358
Comparative Migration Policy
6      Semester 2
ECOP6015
Global Employment and Migration
6      Semester 1

Human Rights specialisation

12 credit points from the following
HRTD6901
Human Rights: Norms and Mechanisms
6      Semester 1
HRTD6916
Human Rights Simulation
6      Semester 1
6 credit points from the following
HRTD6903
Dynamics of Human Rights Violations
6      Semester 2
HRTD6906
The Philosophy of Human Rights
6    N PHIL7607
Semester 2
SCLG6916
Indigenous Rights - Global Issues
6      Semester 2

International Law specialisation

18 credit points from the following
LAWS6047
Law of the Sea
6      Intensive October
LAWS6061
International Environmental Law
6      Intensive May
LAWS6062
International Law-the Use of Armed Force
6    N LAWS3483 or LAWS5183
Intensive August
LAWS6119
The State and Global Governance
6   

Master of Law and International Development students may undertake this unit as an elective or capstone unit.
Intensive May
LAWS6161
International Human Rights
6    N GOVT6117


Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015.
Intensive October
LAWS6218
International Humanitarian Law
6    N LAWS3483 or LAWS5183
Intensive August
LAWS6243
International Law I
6    N LAWS1023, 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 March
Semester 2
LAWS6846
Human Rights and the Global Economy
6    N LAWS5178 or LAWS3478


Master of Law and International Development students may undertake this unit as an elective or capstone unit
Intensive May
LAWS6856
Anti-Terrorism Law

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    N CISS6011 or LAWS3483

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive May
LAWS6865
International Dispute Resolution

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    N LAWS6202
Intensive August
LAWS6916
International Investment Law
6      Intensive March
LAWS6928
Law, Justice and Development
6    N LAWS3478, LAWS5178


This unit is compulsory for MLawIntDev students.
Intensive April

Peace and Conflict Studies specialisation

18 credit points from the following
PACS6901
United Nations, Peace and Security
6      Semester 1
PACS6902
Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6      Intensive May
PACS6911
Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies
6    N SCWK6930
Semester 1
PACS6912
Nonviolence: Philosophy and Practice

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    N SCWK6933
Intensive March
PACS6913
Conflict in Organisations
6      Summer Main
PACS6914
Conflict-Resolving Media
6    N SCWK6935
Intensive August
PACS6915
Human Rights, Peace and Justice
6    N SCWK6941
Semester 2
PACS6917
Religion, War and Peace
6      Semester 2
PACS6921
Peace of Mind: The Psychology of Peace
6      Intensive March
PACS6922
Peaceful Conflict Transformation

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6      Semester 1
PACS6923
The Human Right to Food
6      Semester 2b
PACS6924
Democracy in the Developing World
6      Semester 1
PACS6925
Peace and the Global Compact
6      Semester 2b
PACS6928
Community Mediation: Theory and Practice
6      Summer Main
PACS6931
Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice
6      Intensive February
Intensive September
PACS6934
Conflict-Sensitive Development Practice
6    P PACS6911 or DVST6901
Intensive May

Political Economy specialisation

18 credit points from the following
ECOP6011
USA-Europe-Japan: From Growth to Crisis
6      Semester 1
ECOP6012
Country Risk Analysis
6      Semester 2
ECOP6015
Global Employment and Migration
6      Semester 1
ECOP6016
China in the World Economy

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6      Summer Main
ECOP6018
Economic Development: Growth and Wellbeing
6      Semester 1
ECOP6031
Research in Political Economy
6      Semester 2
ECOP6101
Core Concepts in Political Economy
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECOP6103
Strategic Debates on Economic Change
6      Semester 2
ECOP6108
Economic Management for Sustainability
6      Semester 2
ECOP6130
Human Rights and International Development
6    N SCLG6912


This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Semester 1
ECOP6901
Finance and Economic Change
6      Semester 1

Social Research specialisation

12 credit points from the following
SSPS6001
Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
6      Semester 2
SSPS6002
Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences
6      Semester 1
6 credit points from the following
ECOP6031
Research in Political Economy
6      Semester 2
GOVT6139
Research Design
6      Semester 1
SCLG6902
Doing Social Research
6    N SCLG3003
Semester 1

Sociology, Social Policy and Development specialisation

18 credit points from the following
ANTH6916
Culture and Development: Key Concepts
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
DVST6901
Development: Civil Society and Wellbeing
6    N SSCP6900


This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Semester 1
Semester 2
DVST6902
Development: Communication and Education
6    N SSCP6901


This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Semester 2
DVST6904
Rethinking Poverty
6   

This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Semester 1
Semester 2
DVST6905
Development Project Evaluation
6      Semester 2
DVST6906
Culture and Politics of Health Development
6      Semester 1
HRTD6901
Human Rights: Norms and Mechanisms
6      Semester 1
HRTD6903
Dynamics of Human Rights Violations
6      Semester 2
HRTD6904
Democratisation: Theory and Practices

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6      Semester 2
HRTD6906
The Philosophy of Human Rights
6    N PHIL7607
Semester 2
SCLG6901
Citizenship Rights and Social Movements
6    N SCWK6901


This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Semester 1
SCLG6902
Doing Social Research
6    N SCLG3003
Semester 1
SCLG6903
New Debates in Social Theory
6      Semester 2
SCLG6905
Independent Research Project
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
SCLG6916
Indigenous Rights - Global Issues
6      Semester 2

US Studies specialisation

18 credit points from the following
USSC6901
Fundamentals of US Studies
6      Semester 1
USSC6902
US Politics: Presidency and Congress
6      Intensive July
Semester 1
Winter Main
USSC6903
US Foreign and National Security Policy
6      Semester 2
USSC6905
The Politics of Money in America
6      Semester 1
USSC6906
US Constitution
6      Semester 1
USSC6907
American Exceptionalism
6      Semester 2
USSC6910
Special Topics in US Studies
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
USSC6914
Key Issues in American Culture
6      Semester 2
USSC6920
US Media: Politics, Culture, Technology
6      Intensive July
Winter Main
USSC6205
Internship Project
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

Capstone units of study

(1) Semester-long research project

GOVT6127
Research Project/Essay
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

(2) Year-long dissertation project

Students wishing to complete the year-long dissertation project must have completed GOVT6139 Research Design.
GOVT6340
Dissertation Part 1
6    P Completion of 4 postgraduate units - 75% or above average

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6341
Dissertation Part 2
6    C Recommended Co-requisites: GOVT6340 (if enrolled full-time).

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

Exchange units of study

Available to Master of International Studies students only
FASS6901
Exchange and Study Abroad
6      Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
FASS6902
Exchange and Study Abroad
6      Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
FASS6903
Exchange and Study Abroad
6      Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
FASS6904
Exchange and Study Abroad
6      Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2