Graduate Certificate in International Relations
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 title
- Graduate Certificate in International Relations
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate certificate
- current / 2019
- Administered by
- Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 0.5 years
- Time limit
- 2 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr David Mickler
- Visit the fees calculator.
Enquiries and course advice
- Course advice
- Arts 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.
|Key to availability of units:|
|N/A = not available in 2019; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2020 or 2021.
Take this unit (6 points):
|NS||POLS5661||Foundations of International Relations|
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from this group.
|NS||POLS5651||Global Political Economy|
|NS||POLS5681||Governance in the International System|
|NS||POLS5688||The Evolution of International Society|
Take units(s) to the value of 6 points from this group.
|NS||POLS5611||Religion, Global Identities and World Politics|
|N/A||POLS5612||World Politics: Muslims in the West|
|N/A||POLS5613||Geopolitics in the Indian Ocean Region|
|NS||POLS5631||International Relations of the Asia–Pacific|
|NS||POLS5671||Peace and Security in Africa|
|NS||POLS5672||Global Development Debates|
|NS||POLS5683||US Foreign Policy|
|NS||POLS5684||China and the World|
|N/A||POLS5685||Security and Crisis in the Asia–Pacific|
|NS||POLS5686||International Norms, Ethics and Human Rights|
|N/A||POLS5687||Global Social Movements|
|NS||SOCS5010||NGOs, Governance and Development|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/postgraduate/student-procedures'>student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 11380 Graduate Diploma in International Relations (48 points)
- 11580 Master of International Relations (96 points)
- 12280 Graduate Certificate in International Relations (24 points)
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
10.(1) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 after being enrolled at the University for one or two semesters only are assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' by the Faculty.
(2) Unless the Faculty determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances, students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 and who have been enrolled at the University for more than two semesters are assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' by the Faculty.
(3) Unless the Faculty determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances, students who have previously been allocated a progress status of 'Suspended' and fail again to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.