International studies at the University of Melbourne explores issues relating to the shifting dynamics of global politics. International studies investigates the major political, economic, social, cultural and sacral issues that dominate the international agenda.
Students undertaking a major in international studies, or the concurrent diploma, will examine how world affairs work at global, regional and national levels. They will gain theoretical expertise, empirical knowledge, and practical and professional skills. The will be able to focus on a wide range of topics, including traditional and critical forms of international relations theorizing, diplomacy, security, the advent of new forms of war, the future of conflict and cooperation, regionalism, the European Union, Asian Pacific affairs, human rights, global social movements, globalization, global environmental politics, international gender politics, terrorism, post-colonialism, global media, and the foreign policies of countries like America, China, Japan and Australia.
Graduates from this program will be attractive to prospective employees in the public and private sectors including international inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations.
Students who complete a major in international studies or the Diploma in Arts (International Studies) will also have a range of exciting higher degree options enabling them to further their knowledge and qualifications. The Master of International Politics and the Master of International Studies are two such options.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:
The Diploma in Arts (International Studies) is only available to students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree course at the University of Melbourne. It consists of a three-year sequence of study, and adds one year to the duration of your degree.