Graduate Diploma 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 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.
- Course title
- Graduate Diploma in International Relations
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate diploma
- current / 2021
- Administered by
- Social Sciences
- 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
- 1 year
- Time limit
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Schedule 2: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr David Mickler
- Visit the fees calculator.
Enquiries and course advice
- Course advice
- Arts Student Office
- 6488 2091 / 6488 2853
- [email protected]
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:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2021; |
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 2022 or 2023.
Take all units (30 points):
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|NS||POLS5651||Global Political Economy||seminars: 20 hours|
|NS||POLS5661||International Relations: Theory and Practice||seminars: 18 hours|
|NS||POLS5681||Governance in the International System||seminars: 18 hours|
|NS||POLS5688||The Evolution of International Society||seminars: 18 hours|
Take units to the value of 18 points from Group A.
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1, S2||MIXD5005||Designing Social Research||up to 30 hours|
|NS||POLS5010||NGOs, Governance and Development||seminars: 18 hours|
|NS||POLS5105||International Relations in the Indian Ocean Region||20 hours delivered intensively across 1 to 2 weeks|
|SS||POLS5301||Democracy in Divided Societies||This unit is delivered intensively over 2 weeks.|
|NS||POLS5611||Religion, Global Identities and World Politics||18 hours|
|N/A||POLS5612||World Politics: Muslims in the West||seminars: 18 hours|
|NS||POLS5631||International Relations of the Asia–Pacific|
|N/A||POLS5671||Peace and Security in Africa||seminars: 18 hours|
|N/A||POLS5683||US Foreign Policy||seminars: 18 hours|
|NS||POLS5684||China and the World||seminars:18 hours|
|NS||POLS5686||International Norms, Ethics and Human Rights||seminars: 18 hours (over the course of a semester)|
|NS, S1, S2||WILG5001||Professional Development Practicum A||150 hours for pre-placement, placement and post-placement activities|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
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) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).
(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
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) A student who withdraws from the Graduate Diploma in International Relations course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.
(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 Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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.