Graduate Diploma of International Relations

Course summary for international students

Award granted Graduate Diploma of International Relations
Cloud (online)Yes
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2015$23,380 AUD
LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
CRICOS course code017933D
IELTS Requirement
Deakin course code A613
Faculty contacts

Deakin International

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Online enquiry

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.

Fees and charges

Career opportunities

Career opportunities for international relations graduates exist in all levels of government, private sector corporations and small business, non-government organisations, the media, consultancy, the defence forces, foreign affairs departments, immigration departments, management consultancies, multicultural associations, education, health, politics and research.

Course rules

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

  • 8 credit points of compulsory core units

Course structure

Core units

Trimester 1

AIR719The United Nations and International Law

AIR726Human Rights in the International System

AIR728Global Political Economy

AIR747Contemporary International Politics

Trimester 2

AIR701China and the World

AIR707Global Governance

AIR742International Relations Theory

AIR748Contemporary Security and Strategy

Entry requirements - general

Credit for prior learning - general

How to apply

Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of International Relations (A513)

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