Graduate Diploma of International Relations (International Students)

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  • Objectives
    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.
  • Entry requirements
    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
  • Academic title
    Graduate Diploma of International Relations (International Students)
  • Course description
    Off campus studies
    International students can only undertake off-campus study while living overseas. Due to visa regulations, off-campus units are not available to international students studying in Australia, unless it is in addition to their full-time on-campus study mode.
    Fees and charges
    Fee paying place - International (IFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

    Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

    * The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

    Career opportunities
    The program is designed for those working in the public service, private sector corporations and small business, non-government organisations and in a range of professions, who seek to develop systematic understandings of the international forces shaping their environment, and enhance their skills in analysis and interpretation.

    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

    Asia-Pacific Regional Politics
    Conflict and Security
    Human Rights and International Law
    International History

    Course structure

    Core units

    Trimester 1

    AIR747 Contemporary International Politics 

    Trimester 2

    AIR742 Theories of International Relations 

    Trimester 1

    AIH759 The Cold War: An International History 

    AIH760 The Contemporary South Pacific: Governance and Crisis 

    AIR716 Gender, War and Peace 

    AIR719 The United Nations and International Law 

    AIR726 Human Rights in the International System 

    AIR728 International Political Economy 

    AIR732 Terrorism in International Politics 

    AIR750 European Security Issues 

    Trimester 2

    ACM701 Global Media and War 

    AID742 Political Development in South East Asia 

    AIH701 After the Vietnam War 

    AIH753 Genocide 

    AIP776 Contemporary Perspectives on European Integration 

    AIR702 Strategic Issues in South Asia 

    AIR706 Political Economy of the Asia Pacific  *

    AIR707 Global Governance 

    AIR729 Refugees in Global Politics 

    AIR748 Contemporary Security and Strategy 

    AIR749 Security in the Asia-Pacific Region 

    AIR751 International Humanitarian Law 


    Trimester 2 or trimester 3

    AIR712 Australia in the World 

    Additional electives

    MPE707 International Banking and Finance 

    MPE711 Global Trade and Markets 

    MPE781 Economics for Managers 

    MPM735 International Business Management 


    * Not offered until 2010.


    Admission requirements - general
    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 applicants previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.

    Admission requirements - specific
    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

    Advanced standing - 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 advanced standing. You will need to provide your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your advanced standing.
    Your advanced standing 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 Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    How to apply

        * Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now.
        * Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office.
        * 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 online, log back into the Applicant Portal using your username and password.
        * If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
        * If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact that office.

    Alternate exits
    Graduate Certificate of International Relations (A513)

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