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Graduate Diploma of International Relations

Course summary for international students

Award granted Graduate Diploma of International Relations
CRICOS course code017933D
Deakin course code A613

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.

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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

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Course structure

Core units

Trimester 1

AIR747 Contemporary International Politics  

Trimester 2

AIR742 International Relations Theory  

Trimester 1
AIR712 Australian Foreign Policy  

AIR717 International Conflict Analysis  

AIR719 The United Nations and International Law  

AIR726 Human Rights in the International System  

AIR728 Global Political Economy  

Trimester 2

ACM701 Global Media and War  

AIR701 China and the World  

AIR706 Political Economy of the Asia Pacific  

AIR707 Global Governance  

AIR729 Human Security in Global Politics  

AIR748 Contemporary Security and Strategy  

AIR749 Security in the Asia-Pacific Region  

AIR754 Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation and Control  


Trimester 3

AIR732 Terrorism in International Politics  

AIR753 Regionalism in International Politics  


Additional electives

MPE707 International Banking and Finance  

MPE711 Global Trade and Markets  

MPT781/MPE781 Economics for Managers  

MPM735 International Business Management  

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Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of International Relations (A513)

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