Master of Arts (International Relations)
Course summary for international students
2017 course information
|Award granted||Master of Arts (International Relations)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Next available intake|
2016: November (Trimester 3*)
2017: March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3*)
* Trimester 3 Cloud (online) only
|Tuition fee rate||Available fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
|English language requirements|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||A723|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- Credit for prior learning - specific
- How to apply
- Alternate exits
Get high-level skills in theoretical and empirical analysis to interpret global issues.
This course is ideal if you work in public service, the private sector or for a small business, as you’ll learn how international forces shape your environment.
You’ll develop skills in policy analysis, get a systematic understanding of the threats to peace and security, and global forces shaping political, social and economic life.
The Master of Arts (International Relations) aims to produce graduates who are able to demonstrate high-level skills of theoretical and empirical analysis and interpret global issues and events. This course will give you a substantial understanding of the complexities of contemporary international relations.
You’ll examine key contemporary issues and developments around the world, particularly in the Asia Pacific region. The program also offers optional postgraduate internships, giving you the opportunity to get experience overseas.
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.
Course Learning Outcomes
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities
|Review and analyse major theoretical, conceptual and policy debates and disputes in International Relations pertaining to foreign policy, conflict and security, international and regional politics, globalisation, and international law with reference to empirical cases.|
|Effectively communicate the findings and analyses of International Relations theories, concepts and their application to real-world contexts, in a selection of written, oral and digital formats, to a range of audiences.|
|Employ a range of digital communication technologies and platforms appropriately to conduct research, engage in debate, communicate findings, and deliver reports and presentations to a diverse range of audiences.|
|Analyse, critically evaluate and synthesise theoretical conceptualisations of international politics and policy responses by a range of actors in the context of the changing international political system.|
|Employ initiative and creativity in conjunction with appropriate Social Science methods of research and analysis to investigate complex real-world problems in a systematic manner and generate and evaluate potential responses to issues in the areas of conflict and security, globalization, international crises and risks, foreign policy and international law.|
|Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility, accountability and a continued commitment to learning and skill development personally, academically and professionally in the field of International Relations.|
|Work and learn collaboratively with others in the field of International Relations and from other backgrounds while still maintaining responsibility for their own learning.|
|Analyse and respond to issues in global politics in domestic, regional and international contexts as a reflective scholar and practitioner, taking into account cultural and socio-economic diversity, social and environmental responsibility and adherence to professional and academic ethical standards.|
Approved by Faculty Board May 2014
To be awarded a Master of Arts (International Relations) a student must successfully complete 16 credit points comprising:
- 4 core units
- 12 credit points of study combining research and elective units in one of the following configurations:
- 6 credit points of research project units (AIX706; AIX707 or AIX708; AIX702 (2cps); AIX703 (2cps))
- 6 credit points of electives chosen from the specialisations or general electives
- 4 credit points of research units (AIX704; AIX705; AIX706; AIX707 or AIX708)
- 8 credit points of electives chosen from the specialisations or general electives
- 2 credit point of research units (AIX701 and AIX706)
- 10 credit points of electives chosen from the specialisations or general electives
Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.
To qualify for a specialisation within the Master of Arts (International Relations), a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study from within that specialisation. Students who complete a specialisation of four (4) credit points will have the specialisation indicated on their academic transcript.
Specialisations are available in the following areas:
Asia-Pacific Regional Dynamics
|AIR707||The United Nations and International Organisation|
|AIR742||International Relations Theory|
|AIR747||Contemporary International Politics|
|AIR748||Security and Strategy|
Options 1, 2 & 3
|AIX702||Dissertation A (2 credit points)|
|AIX703||Dissertation B (2 credit points)|
Plus 6 electives chosen from the specialisations
|AIX704||Research Paper A|
|AIX705||Research Paper B|
Plus 8 electives chosen from the specialisations
Plus 10 electives chosen from the specialisations
Entry requirements - specific
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (min. 3 years) in any discipline area or approved international equivalent.
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
To be eligible for admission to this program, all applicants must also meet the minimum English language requirements, see here.
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies. (more details)
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.
Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Credit for prior learning - specific
Applications for credit transfer will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.
Students will be required to undertake 16 credit points of study if admitted on the basis of:
- A bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; OR
- Qualifications deemed to be equivalent.
Students will be required to undertake 12 credit points of study if admitted on the basis of:
- An undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline; OR
- A postgraduate certificate or diploma in a related discipline; OR
- An undergraduate degree and 2 years of full-time documented, relevant work experience, or equivalent.
Students will be required to undertake 8 credit points of study if admitted on the basis of:
- An honours degree in a cognate discipline; OR
- An undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline and a relevant graduate certificate OR an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline and 2 years of full-time documented, relevant work experience, or equivalent; OR
- A postgraduate diploma in a cognate discipline.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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