Master of Arts (International Relations)
Course summary for international students
|Award granted ||Master of Arts (International Relations)|
|CRICOS course code||039171D|
|Deakin course code ||A726|
Pipelining course from 2015.
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.
To qualify for the award of Master of Arts (International Relations), a student must successfully complete 12 credit points of study comprising:
- 2 credit points of compulsory core units; and
- 10 credit points of electives selected from the specified list of units listed below
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.
|AIR747||Contemporary International Politics |
|AIR742||International Relations Theory |
|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 (not offered 2015)|
|ALC706||Culture, Communication and Globalisation: Critical Practices in/and Local Cultures (not offered 2015)|
|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 |
|AIR754||Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation and Control |
|AIR712||Australian Foreign Policy |
|AIR732||Terrorism in International Politics |
|AIR753||Regionalism in International Politics |
Trimester 1, trimester 2
Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3
|AIR790||International Relations Internship (2 credit points)|
Or for students wishing to undertake a PhD pathway:
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 |
|MPM735||International Business Management |