Graduate Certificate of International Relations

Course summary for local students


2015 course information

Award granted Graduate Certificate of International Relations

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online)

Length 0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Tel 03 9246 8100 

or 03 5227 1359

Course Directors

Burwood (Melbourne):

Dean Coldicott, +61 3 924 46226,

Cloud (online):

Craig Snyder, +61 3 522 72244,

Contact the Course Directors for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.

Deakin course code A513

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.

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of International Relations, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study from the specified list of units below. 

Course structure

Trimester 1

AIR717International Conflict Analysis

AIR719The United Nations and International Law

AIR726Human Rights in the International System

AIR747Contemporary International Politics

AIR728Global Political Economy

Trimester 2

AIR729Human Security in Global Politics

AIR748Contemporary Security and Strategy

AIR707Global Governance

Trimester 3

AIR712Australian Foreign Policy


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