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  • Objectives
    The Master of International Relations is innovative, forward-looking and attuned to the dynamics of the globalising world and its multiple diplomatic channels. Students will find the programs not just practical but also rigorous in providing a sound knowledge base for each area of study, and in providing grounding in contemporary, theoretical and cultural issues. Students will engage in simulations, think-tank and scenario exercises with practical experience of the subject gained through in-country experience, internships or institutional (eg. UN) visits.
  • Practical experience
    Work experience and Internships Some students without practical workplace experience, or with workplace experience in a field different from their studies, choose to undertake an internship as part of their degree. This intensely practical professional development approach fosters graduates who are ready, willing and able to hit the ground running and make an immediate impact in the workplace.
  • Entry requirements
    Completion of an undergraduate degree program at an approved institution with at least a major in International Relations or similar and normally with a record of performance at Credit (65%) level or better, subject to the decision of the Dean.
  • Academic Title
    Master of International Relations
  • Course description
    Professional Outcomes

    The study of International Relations provides students with an understanding of international life – politically, economically and culturally. This is an invaluable asset for graduates in a wide range of professions, including diplomacy, foreign affairs, defense, government service, business, journalism, teaching, politics, international trade or public service.

    Attendance

    International Students: Students must undertake three subjects per semester (equivalent to 30 credit points) to fulfil student visa requirements. Student may be able to accelerate their degree program by obtaining written approval from the Faculty.

    Domestic Students: Most Students undertake four subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may, however, enrol in fewer subjects (equivalent to 30 credit points) and extend your degree over a longer period.

    Bond's Teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.

    Program Structure
    12 Subjects, 120 Credit Points
    Core (2)

    Students must complete the following compulsory subjects in the first two semesters of enrolment:

        * HUMR71 - 100 Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences
        * HUMR71 - 110 Epistemology and Theory of Knowledge

    Foundation (6)

    Six (6) foundation subjects from the INTR71- section of the list of H&SS Postgraduate subjects
    Electives (4)

    Four (4) subjects in the final semester:
    EITHER

    2 subjects drawn from INTR71- codes plus 2 other subjects of which at least 1 must come from the H&SS list of postgraduate subjects
    OR

    for students who have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.5 in completed subjects they may undertake the dissertation subjects.

        * HUMR71 - 701 Masters Research Dissertation A,
        * HUMR71 - 702 Masters Research Dissertation B,
        * HUMR71 - 703 Masters Research Dissertation C and
        * HUMR71 - 704 Masters Research Dissertation D

    NOTE: Within the above structure, students may seek to complete majors within the following:
    Diplomacy:

    Subjects drawn from the following:

        * INTR71 - 330 Global Statecraft
        * INTR71 - 210 East-West Diplomatic Relations
        * INTR71 - 208 Regional Diplomacy
        * INTR71 - 203 Concepts of World Governance
        * INTR71 - 306 Trends for the International Future
        * INTR71 - 350 Political Economy of International Development

    Global Governance and Regional Politics:

    Subjects drawn from the following:

        * INTR71 - 330 Global Statecraft
        * INTR71 - 212 Advanced European Political Economy
        * INTR71 - 310 Advanced Global Politics
        * INTR71 - 305 Australia & Asia-Pacific Regionalism
        * INTR71 - 340 China and East Asia
        * INTR71 - 201 Evaluating Strategic India
        * INTR71 - 304 Themes in Eurasian International Relations
        * INTR71 - 221 Latin America in Global Politics

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