U21 Advanced International Study

Subject PPMN50001 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 5 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 09-Feb-2015 to 13-Feb-2015
Assessment Period End 23-Mar-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 10-Feb-2015
Census Date 20-Feb-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-Mar-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 25 hours, comprising seminars, smaller group workshops, and/or excursions, delivered as an intensive over the period of one week.
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours total


Admission into one of the following programs MC-IR Master of International Relations, 097-AB Master of Development Studies, 097-GD Master of Development Studies (Gender and Development), 344-AB Master of Public Policy and Management, MC-GMCOM Master of Global Media Communications.

Please note: an application process applies. Please contact the Faculty of Arts arts-studentprograms@unimelb.edu.au for further information.



Recommended Background Knowledge:

Completion of an undergraduate degree.

Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

The University is dedicated to providing support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/.


Prof Robyn Eckersley


Faculty of Arts, arts-studentprograms@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject involves a study of an approved topic in global public policy and international relations. Details of the program being offered will be available from the School of Social and Political Sciences. Students who complete this subject successfully should have demonstrated a specialist understanding of the topic, contributed effectively to the work of the seminar, shown a capacity for an advanced level of analysis and familiarised themselves with the latest directions of research into that particular topic.

This subject will be offered by selected Universitas 21 partners in conjunction with the University of Melbourne and will be taught as an intensive in Australia and/or overseas. Students must contact the Faculty of Arts (arts-studentprograms@unimelb.edu.au) for further information as enrolment into this subject may only occur via an application and selection process.

Learning Outcomes:

The student will have acquired additional information, methodology or skills directly relevant to their program of study.


Individual learning log (30%): 1500 word diary (paper, blog, video or combination) recording learning arising from participation in the module, to be delivered within 3 weeks of module completion.

Assignment (60%): 3,000 word paper providing comparative analysis of one area of public policy relevant to the module, to be delivered within 6 weeks of module completion.

Group report (pass/fail) (10%): 15 minute presentation by cross-university group plus Q&A session, at end module, assessed pass/fail by module tutors.

Prescribed Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

  • The student will acquire written communication skills through essay writing and seminar discussion.
  • Have increased levels of cross-cultural awareness.
  • Develop a broad understanding of issues of key concern to the international community
  • The capacity to understand and participate as an individual in collaborative multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
Links to further information: The Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 Point Master of Development Studies
100 Point Master of Global Media Communication
100 Point Master of International Relations
150 Point Master of Development Studies
150 Point Master of Development Studies (Gender && Development)
150 Point Master of Global Media Communication
200 Point Master of Development Studies
200 Point Master of Development Studies (Gender && Development)
200 Point Master of Global Media Communication
200 Point Master of International Relations
Gender and Development Specialisation - 150 Point Program
Gender and Development Specialisation - 200 Point Program

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