The Graduate Certificate of International Relations is designed for those desiring a greater understanding of the diverse and dynamic world of global politics in the 21st Century. You are provided with foundation knowledge of international affairs, grounded in the key debates framing global politics and driven by in-depth empirical analysis. The degree builds essential skills in critical thinking, writing and presentation in multicultural settings designed to enhance learning success and career capabilities. Successful completion of this degree can count toward a 72 credit point Master of International Relations for those who desire further study.
Postgraduate - Course
This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts.
Other commencement years for this course: 2018
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Admission and fees
0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
You have a maximum of 3 years to complete this course.
Mode and location
Graduate Certificate of International Relations
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes.
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:
- explain the principal themes, theories and issues in international relations
- recognise the diversity of world views in practice
- analyse and critically evaluate a range of texts pertaining to the field of international relations
- utilise research skills to undertake a short, guided research task
- communicate research findings in a range of formats to professional and non-professional audiences
The course comprises 24 points structured into three core units which provide knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required of skilled practitioners working in a range of fields addressing international relations.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.
- Advanced academic skills
- Reading and writing international relations (12 points)
Plus one of the following units (6 points), chosen from:
- Regional Trade Governance
- International Trade Policy
- International Institutions and Organisations
- Diplomacy and statecraft
Progression to further studies
Successful completion of this course may provide a pathway to the Master of International Relations at entry point 2.