Graduate Diploma of International Relations

Macquarie University

The Graduate Diploma is a subset of the Master of International Relations program and allows students to undertake a program of multi-disciplinary, postgraduate study but it entails a lesser commitment than that required for the Masters program. Upon successful completion students may decide to proceed to the full masters program. This is a flexible and real-world focused degree that examines the power-political, economic, cultural, legal and institutional forces that influence relations between the major players in the international system. KEY FEATURES Explore fundamental issues such as the causes of war and peace, uneven development, and environmental degradation Develop a deeper understanding of political, economic and social relations in particular regions and trouble spots such as the Middle East, Asia, EU, US and Africa Access to leading academics in the fields of international relations theory, democratisation, human rights, globalisation, security studies, regionalisation, and global political economy Coaching in academic and essay-writing skills is provided within the program, particularly for international students Gain credit towards the degree and develop career opportunities by completing an international internship program designed for Masters students in approved institutions in Australia or overseas Research project components may help prepare students seeking higher level tertiary study Flexible program that enables those in full-time work to engage in further study via evening lectures and tutorials or online SUITABLE FOR Those with career aspirations in international organisations, aid and development through national and local governments, businesses with global connections, media and consultancy practice, diplomacy and advocacy. Career Opportunities PROFESSIONS Career paths for our graduates are varied, with some joining the diplomatic service of their home countries, and others working with the United Nations or the increasing number of international non-government organisations, and multinational corporations with international operations. EMPLOYERS diplomatic service agencies federal and local government international non-government organisations multinational corporations United Nations

At a Glance

Course level Postgraduate
CRICOS Code 084529E
Institution Name Macquarie University
Campus Location North Ryde
Institution Type University
Course Duration 1 year
Course University Macquarie University

About Macquarie University

Established in 1964, Macquarie University began as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions: to be distinctive, progressive, and to be transformational. Today our pioneering history continues to be a source of inspiration as we celebrate our place among the best and brightest minds.

 

Recognised internationally, Macquarie University is consistently ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world* and within the top 10 in Australia.Our research is leading the way in ground-breaking discoveries. Our academics are at the forefront of innovation and, as accomplished researchers, we are embracing the opportunity to tackle the big issues of our time.

 

Led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor S Bruce Dowton, Macquarie is home to five faculties. The fifth and newest – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences – was formed in 2014. We are also home to some of Australia’s most exceptional facilities – hubs of innovation that unite our students, researchers, academics and partners to achieve extraordinary things.The Macquarie story,Our commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples,Strategy and initiatives Governance,Faculties and departments,Offices and units Job opportunities Our campus Campus services and facilities News and events Contacts and maps.

 

 

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