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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

Monash University

NOTE: This area of study has been updated - please refer to the change register for details.


Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

School of Social Sciences


Dr Remy Davison


Faculty of Arts

School of Social Sciences



This is a discipline that examines the dynamics of global politics and economics, including the relationships between political institutions, international organisations, governmental and non-governmental players. It uses evidence-based explanations to study war/conflict, development, financial, and other crises at the global level.

Compulsory overseas study component

A minimum of 18 points must be chosen for study abroad from the units listed below or an overseas partner institution. For more information go to Arts study abroadArts study abroad (


Students complete:

(a.) Five units (30 points) as follows:

Two level 1 gateway units (12 points):

  • ATS1701 Terrorism and political violence: An introduction
  • ATS1873 Introduction to international relations

Two level 2 cornerstone units (12 points):

One level 3 capstone unit (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3340 International security studies
  • ATS3705 Knowledge and power in world politics

(b.) Seven units (42 points) from the remaining capstone units above or from the list of international relations electives below, with at least three units (18 points) at level 3.

International relations electives

  • ATS2378 The anthropology of international development
  • ATS2387/ATS3387 Beyond Gallipoli: Australians in the Great War
  • ATS2640 The ethics of global conflict
  • ATS2691 Politics, violence and memory
  • ATS2694 International political economy
  • ATS2698 Middle east politics
  • ATS3248 Field methods in anthropology and international development
  • ATS3266 Washington and the world: Washington D.C study tour
  • ATS3697 Gender and international relations
  • ATS3795 Global correspondent
  • ATS3974 European security

Relevant courses


Single degrees

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • A2001 Bachelor of Global Studies

Students in other single bachelor's degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.

Double degrees

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Global Studies component in the following double degrees:

  • B2006 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Global Studies
  • L3009 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Global Studies
  • S2003 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Global Studies