Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

306642 v.1 Master of International Relations


Course CRICOS Code: 046040A
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1.5 Years


This course provides an understanding of contemporary international relations as well as advanced skills in research and analytical thinking and is designed to complement existing knowledge gained from an undergraduate education in any recognised area including business, humanities, sciences and education.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A bachelors degree in any field of study from a recognised tertiary education institution plus at least one year of work experience. Applicants who have completed the Graduate Diploma in International Relations or the first four units in that course will also be considered for entry.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee paying course is three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Graduate Certificate in International Relations; Graduate Diploma in International Relations.

Course Organisation

Students are required to complete at least one third of their program via individual, supervised research projects at an advanced level, developing highly sophisticated skills in research, analysis, communication and reflection.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

306643 v.1   SS 570 - International Relations (World Current Trends) 2.0 25.0
306651 v.1   SS 571 - International Relations (Understanding Security in the 21st Century) 2.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

  SELECT 4 OPTIONS   100.0

Year 2 Semester 1

302483 v.2   SS 690 - Advanced Individual Project 4.0 50.0
302484 v.2   SS 691 - Advanced Individual Project 4.0 50.0
Optional units to select from in Year 1 Hrs/Wk Credits
302471 v.2   SS 521 - Topics in Sustainability Studies 4.0 25.0
302472 v.2 * SS 590 - Individual Project 4.0 50.0
306652 v.1   SS 572 - International Relations (Europe's Place in the International System) 2.0 25.0
306653 v.1   SS 573 - International Relations (Asia-Pacific) 2.0 25.0
306654 v.1   SS 574 - International Relations (Political Economy) 2.0 25.0
306658 v.1   SS 578 - International Relations (Eurasian Studies) 2.0 25.0
306661 v.1   SS 581 - International Relations (Ethnopolitical Movements) 2.0 25.0
306663 v.1   SS 582 - International Relations (The Cultural Contexts of Crime) 2.0 25.0
306664 v.1   SS 583 - International Relations (Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf) 2.0 25.0
306665 v.1   SS 584 - International Relations (Strategic Geography) 2.0 25.0
306666 v.1   SS 585 - International Relations (Regional Study) 2.0 25.0
# Presently only available at the University of Kazakhstan
* Two optional units may be substituted for this project unit


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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