A shorter course duration is available to students entering from a same discipline background. A 'same discipline' background award for this course is any tagged Bachelor degree (min 3 years) or Bachelor degree (min 3 years) with a major sequence in International Relations, International Studies, Middle East Studies, Asian Politics, African Studies, Latin America Studies, European Studies, Russian Studies, Politics, Political Science, Policy Studies, Strategic Studies, Security Studies, Conflict Analysis, Conflict Resolution, Peace Research, or International Law.
|Highest same discipline award held at point of Masters entry ||Reduction in course duration ||Remaining course duration |
|Bachelor, same discipline ||0.5 year (4 credit points) ||1.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent (12 credit points) |
|Bachelor (Honours), same discipline ||1 year (8 credit points) ||1 year full-time, or part-time equivalent (8 credit points) |
|Graduate Certificate, same discipline ||0.5 year (4 credit points) ||1.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent (12 credit points) |
|Graduate Diploma, same discipline ||1 year (8 credit points) ||1 year full-time, or part-time equivalent (8 credit points) |
Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.