University Handbook 2018

Graduate Certificate in International Relations

Course code/s: ACIR – Melbourne

Course Details
Location Melbourne
Course/Discipline Coordinator Michael O'Keefe
Course Code ACIR
Available to International Students Yes
CRICOS 080519F
Course Duration 1 semester (full-time), or part-time equivalent
Credit Points 60
Exchange Opportunity No
Leave of Absence Available Yes
Course Queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students

Course Description

The postgraduate international relations program provides insights into the dynamics shaping international affairs. While drawing on theory, the primary focus is on real-world issues and the program seeks to provide students with academic insights to help devise concrete responses to the challenges of our times. The degree provides formal academic preparation for people who wish to work in areas that require a detailed understanding of the international political and economic context.

The degree is particularly useful for professionals who seek to enhance their career opportunities, for those who have embarked on a career but wish to change sectors and recent graduates who wish to sharpen their skills.

Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Course Coordinator, Dr Michael O’Keefe (m.okeefe@latrobe.edu.au), to gain advice about how these admission requirements apply to their background.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree.  Where an undergraduate degree  has not been achieved appropriate professional experience will be taken into account, especially if it involves substantial written work.

Course Requirements

The course consists of 60 credit points of fifth-year level subjects.

Students must complete:

  • at least 30 credit points of core subjects from List A
  • up to 30 credit points of elective fifth-year subjects from List B below.
  • Students will also be required to complete the not-for-credit subject LTU0AIM. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

To assist with planning your enrolment, download a PDF copy of the study plan guide here: Graduate Certificate in International Relations (ACIR) Melbourne 2018 [PDF 90 KB]

Core Subjects

Semester 1 or 2 CORE-CHOICE CORE-CHOICE OPTION OPTION
Subject from List A (15 cps) Subject from List A (15 cps) Subject from List B (15 cps) Subject from List B (15 cps)

List A

Core-Choice
POL5RIC (S1) Contemporary International Relations
POL5GGA (WK) Globalisation and Governance
POL5IJC (S2) International Security in the Asia Pacific Region
POL5WPS (S2) Security in a Borderless World

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2, WK = Weeks 10-14

Teaching periods are provided as a guide only and subject to change. Please refer to the Subject Search guide for further details.

 

List B

List B
POL5RIC (S1) Contemporary International Relations
POL5GGA (WK) Globalisation and Governance
POL5IJC (S2) International Security in the Asia Pacific Region
POL5WPS (S2) Security in a Borderless World
POL5ISD (WK1) Issues in International Studies and Development (City Campus)
POL5PIR (S1) Europe Divided: Integration, Democratisation and the Rise of Russian Authoritarianism (1929-2014)
POL5QQA (S1) States in Transition: Peacebuilding After Civil War and Regime Change
POL5HSD (WK2) Human Security and Development (City)
POL5HSM (S2) How Social Change Happens

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2, WK1 = Weeks 12-16, WK2 = Weeks 34-36

Teaching periods are provided as a guide only and subject to change. Please refer to the Subject Search guide for further details.

 

 

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