Master of International Relations
Course code: 3093 ~ Course abbreviation: MIntRel ~ Total credit points required: 72 ~ 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts
Study mode and course location
The course explores the nature of the international political system and some of the key issues in contemporary international relations. Individual units deal with a range of topics including international security, regional politics, and theory.
Students successfully completing this course will have: 1. a sound knowledge of diverse aspects of the academic discipline; 2. an understanding of the world view of the field of study; 3. a critical appreciation of the secondary literature in the field of study; 4. a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study; 5. advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal; 6. advanced analytical skills; 7. a grasp of research methodology and ethics, and an ability to undertake a small, independent research project in one of the disciplines represented in the program.
Minimum pass grade
To graduate with the Masters, students must gain a credit (60 C) or above in core units and a minimum credit average overall.
Students must complete 72 points, comprising 48 points (four units) at level 4 (including at least two core units) and 24 points at level 5. Units are worth 12 points unless otherwise indicated.
* Part-time students should seek advice about selection of units from the course coordinator.
After successful completion of 24 points, students my apply to exit the program with a Graduate Certificate in International Relations, or after successful completion of 48 points with a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations.
Assoc. Prof. Shahram Akbarzadeh