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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION                                                              INVEST IN YOUR CAREER
                                                                                   An international relations course is an investment in your career. Courses are
                                                                                   offered on a fee-paying basis. In some cases tuition fees are tax deductible or
                                                                                   eligible for an employer-provided subsidy. Australian citizens can access an                                                                                                                 POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
Deakin University recognises some service education programs as appropriate,
                                                                                   interest free loan to cover their tuition fees through Fee-HeLP which allows you
and in some cases, equivalent to undergraduate study. Non-graduates
                                                                                   to defer payment. Further details can be obtained by visiting

holding professional military qualifications, and seeking recognition for prior
                                                                          For current information on fees please visit
learning with work experience of five years, may be admitted to the Graduate
Certificate of International Relations. For Australian Defence Force Officers
this equates to the normal training and education of General Service (Army)
                                                                                   HOW TO APPLY
or Direct entry (RAAF or RAN) Officers up to, and including, completion of
                                                                                   To apply for postgraduate study simply submit an online application by visiting
the Intermediate Staff course in the Army, the Junior Officers Management
                                                                          Please ensure that you are aware of closing dates
and the Junior Officers Strategic Studies courses (RAN), and the Squadron
                                                                                   and further application requirements, follow all the application steps and
Leader and Staff Skills 1 course in the RAAF. Overseas professional military
                                                                                   provide all relevant information regarding previous study and work experience.
qualifications will be assessed accordingly.
                                                                                   For more information about how to apply and closing dates visit
You may apply for advanced standing if you believe your qualifications and
                                                                                   The courses have intakes in Trimester 1 and 2. Trimester 1 begins in early March
experience exceed the normal minimum requirement for admission.
                                                                                   and Trimester 2 begins in July. Applications for Trimester 1 should arrive at the
                                                                                   University no later than February, while applications for Trimester 2 should arrive
                                                                                   by early June. early applications are advisable.
International Relations courses are offered on or off campus. Courses can be
completed by full or part-time study, (the graduate certificate is not available
full-time when starting in Trimester 2). The masters course is normally
completed in three trimesters of full-time study or six trimesters of part-time
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study. The graduate diploma is normally completed in two trimesters of full-
time study or the part-time equivalent, while the graduate certificate course      Deakin University also offers the postgraduate courses in:
is normally completed in two trimesters of part-time study. On-campus
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FACULTY OF                                                                     YOUR CAREER                                                                             UNITS OF STUDY                                                                       WHY CHOOSE DEAKIN
ARTS AND EDUCATION                                                             Deakin’s International Relations courses are professional development programs          You can choose to study units on the following areas:
                                                                               with three points of entry and exit, depending on the stage of your career. They
‘At a time when future patters can not clearly be discerned it                 provide relevant and respected postgraduate qualifications for those who work,          > Australia and the Two World Wars                                                   RELEVANT KNOWLEDGE
inevitably is a time of uncertainty. There is a need for balance               or aspire to work, in the public service, business, humanitarian organisations and      > Australia in the World                                                             Deakin’s International Relations courses cover key issues, concepts and
and caution - and also vision.                                                 non-government organisations.                                                           > Contemporary International Politics                                                knowledge required by professionals working in all areas of the public
                                                                                                                                                                       > Contemporary Perspectives on european Integration                                  service, business and non-government organisations. Units of study are
Our common future will depend on the extend to which                           Through these courses you will develop a systematic understanding of the                > Contemporary Security and Strategy                                                 under constant review to ensure professional relevance for students and
people and leaders around the world develop the vision of a                    international forces that shape our environment and the skills to analyse and           > Current Issues in International Trade                                              graduates.
better world and the strategies, the institutions and the will to              interpret international events. Containing a mixture of theoretical and empirical       > european Security Issues
achieve it.’                                                                   analysis, the courses also provide opportunities to examine both historical and         > Gender, War and Peace                                                              FLExIBILITY
                                                                               contemporary issues and developments in world politics.                                 > Genocide                                                                           We know that postgraduate study is a big commitment. Deakin’s
Our Global Neighbourhood,                                                                                                                                              > Globalisation and Justice                                                          postgraduate courses are genuinely flexible, to help you fit your studies in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            with workplace and personal commitments. You can study from home, in
The Report of The Commission on Global Governance.                             EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES                                                                > Global Trade and Markets
                                                                                                                                                                       > Human Rights in the International System                                           your own time, using flexible online classrooms and mailed library resources.
                                                                                                                                                                       > International Organisations                                                        Regardless of where you live, resources can be posted to off-campus
                                                                               The changing nature of the workforce is creating exciting opportunities for people                                                                                           students, or accessed from the Library’s comprehensive electronic collection.
COURSES                                                                        with knowledge, experience and qualifications in international relations. New career    > International Trade and Policy
                                                                                                                                                                       > International Political economy
                                                                               paths are open in all levels of government, business, the media, consultancy, the                                                                                            QUALITY
                                                                               defence forces, education, health, politics and research.                               > International Humanitarian Law
HIGHER DEGREE BY COURSEWORK                           CAMPUS        OFFERED                                                                                                                                                                                 At Deakin we pride ourselves on providing quality postgraduate courses for
                                                                                                                                                                       > Media and International Politics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            people working or aspiring to work in the area of international relations.
                                                                                                                                                                       > Pacific Islands Identity and Governance
Graduate Certificate of International Relations          B   x       FT PT
                                                                               COURSE STRUCTURE                                                                        > Political Development in South east Asia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Quality is evident in all aspects of our courses, from the standard of study
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            materials to the teaching staff, who are leaders in their field. Ranked among
                                                                                                                                                                       > Refugees in Global Politics
Graduate Diploma of International Relations              B   x       FT PT
                                                                               Deakin’s International Relations courses are particularly flexible as they offer both                                                                                        the best in the world, the Deakin Library service has set a benchmark for
                                                                                                                                                                       > Security in the Asia-Pacific Region
                                                                               on-campus and off-campus study options. For off-campus students there are no                                                                                                 Australian universities.
                                                                                                                                                                       > Terrorism in International Politics
Master of Arts (International Relations)                 B   x       FT PT
                                                                               formal attendance or residential requirements. examination centres are located          > The Cold War: An International History
                                                                               throughout the world, and special a supervisory arrangements can be made for                                                                                                 TECHNOLOGY
                                                                                                                                                                       > Theories of International Relations
Master of Arts (International Relations)/                B   x       FT PT
                                                                               those in remote areas.                                                                                                                                                       As a Deakin postgraduate student you will have access to the best new
                                                                                                                                                                       > The United Nation and International Law
Master of International Business                                                                                                                                                                                                                            technologies. email, chat groups, podcasts and the internet are widely used
                                                                               If you undertake a Graduate Diploma of International Relations or a Master of Arts                                                                                           and Deakin’s lecture streaming service gives you online access to recorded
                                                                                                                                                                       The graduate certificate consists of 4 credit points of study, the graduate
                                           KEY                                 (International Relations) you can tailor your course to meet your professional needs                                                                                         lectures for many units. The University has produced its own Software
                                                                                                                                                                       diploma 8 credit points and the Master of Arts (International Relations) 12 credit
                                            FT   Offered full time             and aspirations through the following specialisations:                                                                                                                       Essentials DvD to support online communication. All units offer a dedicated
                                            PT   Offered part time                                                                                                     points.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            teaching and learning site Deakin Studies Online.
                                            B    Melbourne Campus at Burwood
                                            x    Off campus                    > Human Rights and International Law                                                    Masters students have the option to undertake a research project related to their
                                                                               > Conflict and Security                                                                                                                                                      NeTWORKS
                                                                                                                                                                       professional area.                                                                   As a Deakin postgraduate student, you will become part of the network of
                                                                               > International History
                                                                               > Asia-Pacific Regional Politics                                                                                                                                             researchers, academics, practitioners and alumni. You will have access to
                                                                                                                                                                       A double Masters degree in International Relations and International Business is     specialist knowledge and the opportunity to establish new resources and
                                                                                                                                                                       also available. This course combines two successful masters programs, tapping        contacts with people who are currently shaping and influencing the sector.
                                                                               Study areas in Deakin’s International Relations courses have been developed to          into different but related areas of academic expertise and student interest. The
                                                                               cover key issues, concepts and knowledge. They include comprehensive and current        Master of Arts (International Relations)/Master of International Business is a
                                                                               material that is genuinely relevant to the professional of all participants.            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


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