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 http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
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.
This course is designed to allow students who are interested in international business and trade to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the geo-political system in which such activity occurs. It also allows those students who are interested in the international geo-political system to focus on the economic dimensions of that system.
For those already in business, it will provide additional insights into the contexts in which business has to operate - the treaty systems, the historical dimensions of relations between states, current security concerns and issues - all of which impact on international trade. For those who are perhaps already working in the diplomatic arena or in other public sector organisations dealing with international relations, this course will allow a greater focus on the trade and economic dimensions of these relations.
The Master of Arts (International Relations)/Master of International Business is a 16 credit point course including 8 credit points of core units from the Master of International Business, 4 credit points of core units from the Master of Arts (International Relations) and 4 credit points of elective units.
AIR728 International Political Economy
AIR742 Theories of International Relations
AIR747 Contemporary International Politics
ALC706 Culture, Communication and Globalisation: Critical Practices in/and Local Cultures
MPE707 International Banking and Finance
MPE711 Global Trade and Markets
MPE781 Economics for Managers
MPR732/MPK732 Marketing Management *
MPK736 International Marketing
MPM703 Business Strategy and Analysis
MPT735/MPM735 International Business Management #
*MPR code denotes residential version of the unit.
#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.
Select four credit points from:
AIH759 The Cold War: An International History
AIH760 The Contemporary South Pacific: Governance and Crisis
AIR712 Australia in the World *
AIR716 Gender, War and Peace
AIR726 Human Rights in the International System
AIR732 Terrorism in International Politics
AIR750 European Security Issues
ALC705 Organisational Communication: Culture, Diversity, Technology and Change
AID742 Political Development in South East Asia
AIP776 Contemporary Perspectives on European Integration
AIR719 The United Nations and International Law
AIR729 Refugees in Global Politics
AIR748 Contemporary Security and Strategy
AIR749 Security in the Asia-Pacific Region
AIR751 International Humanitarian Law
*AIR712 is also offered in trimester 3
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. To be eligible for admission into the Master of Arts (International Relations)/Master of International Business, applicants must have a Bachelors' degree in a business discipline from an approved tertiary institution or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.
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.
Graduate Certificate of International Business (M572)
Graduate Certificate of International Relations (A513)
Graduate Diploma of International Business (M651)
Graduate Diploma of International Relations (A613)
Master of Arts (International Relations) (A726)
Master of International Business (M723)