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Deakin's International Relations courses are professional development programs with three points of entry and exit, depending on the stage of your career. They provide relevant and respected postgraduate qualifications for those who work, or aspire to work, in the public service, business, humanitarian organisations and non-government organisations.
Through these courses you will develop a systematic understanding of the international forces that shape our environment and the skills to analyse and interpret international events. Containing a mixture of theoretical and empirical analysis, the courses also provide opportunities to examine both historical and contemporary issues and developments in world politics.
The changing nature of the workforce is creating exciting opportunities for people with knowledge, experience and qualifications in international relations. New career paths are open in all levels of government, business, the media, consultancy, the defence forces, education, health, politics and research.
Deakin's International Relations courses cover key issues, concepts and knowledge required by professionals working in all areas of the public service, business and non-government organisations. Units of study are under constant review to ensure professional relevance for students and graduates.
We know that postgraduate study is a big commitment. Deakin's postgraduate courses are genuinely flexible, to help you fit your studies in with workplace and personal commitments. You can study from home, in your own time, using flexible online classrooms and mailed library resources. Regardless of where you live, resources can be posted to off-campus students, or accessed from the Library's comprehensive electronic collection.
At Deakin we pride ourselves on providing quality postgraduate courses for people working or aspiring to work in the area of international relations. Quality is evident in all aspects of our courses, from the standard of study materials to the teaching staff, who are leaders in their field. Ranked among the best in the world, the Deakin Library service has set a benchmark for Australian universities.
As a Deakin postgraduate student you will have access to the best new technologies. Email, chat groups, podcasts and the internet are widely used and Deakin's lecture streaming service gives you online access to recorded lectures for many units. The University has produced its own Software Essentials DVD to support online communication. All units offer a dedicated teaching and learning site Deakin Studies Online.
As a Deakin postgraduate student, you will become part of the network of researchers, academics, practitioners and alumni. You will have access to specialist knowledge and the opportunity to establish new resources and contacts with people who are currently shaping and influencing the sector.
"At a time when future patterns can not clearly be discerned it
inevitably is a time of uncertainty. There is a need for balance
and caution - and also vision.
Our common future will depend on the extent to which people and leaders around the world develop the vision of a better world and the strategies, the institutions and the will to achieve it."
Our Global Neighbourhood, The Report of The Commission on Global Governance.