UWA Handbook 2014

Graduate Certificate in International Relations

About this course

This course is intended for those who already hold a degree but who wish to undertake further study so that they can proceed to a graduate diploma and possibly also a master's degree, or who wish to obtain advanced qualifications in the field of international relations. The course is designed both for those purely interested in acquiring a better understanding of global governance and politics and for those seeking a qualification to enhance their career prospects. Expertise in international relations complements qualifications in a range of professional and other areas and has application to a variety of employment options. Students may proceed to the Graduate Diploma in International Relations on completion.

Course overview

Course titleGraduate Certificate in International Relations
Award abbreviationGradCertIntRelns
Course code12280
Course typepostgraduate certificate
Statuscurrent / 2014
Administered byFaculty of Arts
CRICOS code069309J
Intake periodsbeginning of year and mid-year
Attendance typefull- or part-time (Student visa holders should read http://www.international.uwa.edu.au/students/esos for more information.)
Estimated time commitmentThe estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
ArticulationThe certificate articulates with the Graduate Diploma in International Relations.
Minimum credit points required24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Full-time duration0.5 years
Time limit2 years
Delivery modeinternal
Locations offeredUWA (Crawley)
Domestic fee typepostgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Professor Sarah Percy
Course adviceArts Student Office
6488 2091 / 6488 2853

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2014;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Graduate Certificate in International Relations

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points from Group A:

Group A

S1POLS5611Identities in Global Politics A: the Role of Religion
S1POLS5612Identities in Global Politics B: Muslim Identities in the West
N/APOLS5621The International Political System A: Evolution and Structure
N/APOLS5622The International Political System B: Contemporary Issues
S2POLS5631International Relations of the Asia–Pacific Region A: Foreign Policies of Major Powers
S2POLS5632International Relations in the Asia–Pacific Region B: Major Issues and Regional Organisations
N/APOLS5641Problems of International Security A: Causes of War
N/APOLS5642Problems of International Security B: Contemporary Issues
S2POLS5651States and International Political Economy A: Global Change
S2POLS5652States and International Political Economy B: Dynamics of Crises and Regionalism
S1POLS5661Theory in International Relations A: Contending Approaches
S1POLS5662Theory in International Relations B: Explanation and Understanding

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.