Postgraduate Certificate in International Studies

Course 720-IN (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


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Course Overview:

The Postgraduate Certificate in International Studies is an interdisciplinary program which may lead to employment in such fields as diplomacy, international journalism, policy-making, research and advisory positions in government agencies, ministerial advising, international consultancies, private enterprise, tourism, NGOs and other international organisations.

Course coordinator:
Dr Graham Willett
School of Historical Studies

Objectives: Students who complete the postgraduate certificate should:
  • understand the roles of international organizations and institutions, and their interaction with national and regional institutions, cultures and societies;
  • critically appreciate how the processes of key concepts, including internationalism, globalisation and transnationalism, have shaped the contemporary world;
  • understand the theory and method of comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to a range of issues in international studies;
  • understand, through detailed examination of selective case studies, how key concepts and approaches in international studies may be applied to processes, 'problems' and cultures.

Course Structure & Available Subjects:
  • two core subjects (25 points)
  • two elective subjects (25 points)

Total 50 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

Subject Options: Core Subjects
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Elective Subjects

Governance: Conflict, Rights and Citizenship
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2

Cultures and Regions
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Entry Requirements: The minimum entry requirement is:
  • an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline at least at H2B (70%) in the major or equivalent.

The Selection Committee may conduct interviews and tests and call for referee reports and employer references to elucidate any the the matters referred to above.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None
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