Graduate Diploma of International Relations

Course summary for current students

Award granted Graduate Diploma of International Relations
Campus

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online)

Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code017933D
Deakin course codeA613

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The forces of globalisation are generating profound effects on many spheres of economic, social and political activity, and a deeper knowledge of international relations is becoming necessary in many areas of public life. The International Relations program aims to produce graduates who are able to demonstrate, in their professional life, high-level skills of analysis and interpretation of global issues and events, and substantial understanding of the complexities of contemporary international relations. The program is offered at graduate certificate, graduate diploma and masters levels to meet a variety of needs in terms of entry qualifications and graduation options.

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of International Relations (A513)

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of International Relations, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising:

  • 2 credit points of compulsory core units; and
  • 6 credit points of electives selected from the specified list of units below

Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

To qualify for a Specialisation within the Graduate Diploma of International Relations, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising:

  • 2 credit points of compulsory core units; and
  • 6 credit points of electives selected from the specified list of units below, including at least 4 credit points from a specialisation

Specialisations are available in the following areas:

Asia-Pacific Regional Politics
Conflict and Security
Human Rights and International Law
International Political Economy and Global Governance

Students who successfully complete a specialisation of 4 credit points will have the specialism indicated on their academic transcript.

Course structure

Core units

Trimester 1

AIR747Contemporary International Politics

Trimester 2

AIR742International Relations Theory


Electives
Trimester 1
ACM701Global Media and War

AIR712Australian Foreign Policy

AIR717International Conflict Analysis

AIR719The United Nations and International Law

AIR726Human Rights in the International System

AIR728Global Political Economy

Trimester 2

AIR701China and the World

AIR706Political Economy of the Asia Pacific

AIR707Global Governance

AIR729Human Security in Global Politics

AIR748Contemporary Security and Strategy

AIR749Security in the Asia-Pacific Region

AIR754Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation and Control

Trimester 3

AIR732Terrorism in International Politics

AIR753Regionalism in International Politics

Additional electives

MPE707International Banking and Finance

MPE711Global Trade and Markets

MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers

MPM735International Business Management

Details of specialisations

Note: Not all units in the specialisations are offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud (online) mode. Please carefully check availability of units.

Asia-Pacific Regional Politics

AIR701China and the World

AIR754Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation and Control

AIR706Political Economy of the Asia Pacific

AIR712Australian Foreign Policy

AIR749Security in the Asia-Pacific Region

AIR753Regionalism in International Politics

Conflict and Security

AIR701China and the World

AIR717International Conflict Analysis

AIR729Human Security in Global Politics

AIR732Terrorism in International Politics

AIR748Contemporary Security and Strategy

AIR749Security in the Asia-Pacific Region

AIR753Regionalism in International Politics

AIR754Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation and Control

Human Rights and International Law

AIR707Global Governance

AIR717International Conflict Analysis

AIR719The United Nations and International Law

AIR726Human Rights in the International System

AIR729Human Security in Global Politics

International Political Economy and Global Governance

AIR706Political Economy of the Asia Pacific

AIR707Global Governance

AIR719The United Nations and International Law

AIR728Global Political Economy

AIR753Regionalism in International Politics

 

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