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|Award granted||Master of Arts (International Relations)|
|Length||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3*)
*Trimester 3 not available to campus enrolled international students
|Indicative annual fee 2015||No fees defined|
|CRICOS course code||039171D|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||A726|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Deakin's Master of Arts (International Relations) aims to produce graduates who are able to demonstrate high-level skills of theoretical and empirical analysis and interpretation of global issues and events. In addition the course will give you a substantial understanding of the complexities of contemporary international relations.
The program is designed for those working in areas such as the public service, private sector corporations, small businesses and non-government organisations who want to develop systematic understanding of the international forces shaping their environment, and enhance their skills in analysis and interpretation.
The program provides the opportunity to examine key issues of both historical and contemporary issues as well as developments in world politics. Students develop skills in policy analysis, systematic understanding of the threats to peace and security, and global forces shaping political, social and economic life.
Specialisations are available in Asia-Pacific Regional Politics, Conflict and Security, International History and Human Rights and International Law. Links with other social science and humanities studies at Deakin offer relevant electives to augment specialisations, such as genocide history, gender and development, and global media units.
The program also offers optional postgraduate internships, allowing you an opportunity to gain experience overseas.
Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.
However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.
In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.
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.
To qualify for the award of Master of Arts (International Relations), a student must successfully complete 12 credit points of study comprising:
A 2-credit-point research project is an option in the final trimester of study for those students with a credit or higher average in their coursework units.
The dissertation component (AIX702 and AIX703) provides a research pathway for students to apply for entry to PhD.
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 Politics
Conflict and Security
Human Rights and International Law
International Political Economy and Global Governance
|AIR747||Contemporary International Politics|
|AIR742||International Relations Theory|
|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|
|ALC705||Organisational Communication: Culture, Diversity, Technology and Change|
|ALC706||Culture, Communication and Globalisation: Critical Practices in/and Local Cultures|
|AIR701||China and the World|
|AIR706||Political Economy of the Asia Pacific|
|AIR729||Human Security in Global Politics|
|AIR748||Contemporary Security and Strategy|
|AIR749||Security in the Asia-Pacific Region|
|ACM701||Global Media and War|
|AIR754||Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation and Control|
|AIR732||Terrorism in International Politics|
|AIR753||Regionalism in International Politics|
Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3
|AIR718||Research Project (International Relations) (2 credit points)|
|AIR790||International Relations Internship (2 credit points)|
Note: AIR790 - Students must seek advice about internship procedures from the Unit Chair prior to enrolling in this unit.
Additional elective units
|MPE707||International Banking and Finance|
|MPE711||Global Trade and Markets|
|MPT781/MPE781||Economics for Managers|
|MPM735||International Business Management|
Applicants should hold a pass degree with a major in a relevant discipline, from an approved tertiary institution; or an equivalent qualification and relevant work experienced of one year is preferred.
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.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
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.
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.
|Graduate Certificate of International Relations (A513)|
|Graduate Diploma of International Relations (A613)|