SOCS5105 International Collaborative Study Experience

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodOverseasOff-campus
This unit is designed and delivered in collaboration with one or more overseas university partners. It is delivered on location at a partner university campus as a one- to two-week intensive program involving both formal teaching and additional cultural experiences, plus an online collaboration component. Places are capped and an internal application process used to select successful students. The unit provides students with a unique opportunity to 'study international relations while practicing international relations' and to build cross-cultural knowledge and competence by directly engaging with teaching staff and students from different cultural and political contexts. The precise international relations theme and content of the unit are determined in collaboration with the partner university(ies), and may vary annually.
Students are able to (1) develop and demonstrate an advanced understanding of important cross-cutting themes in international relations; (2) develop an advanced understanding of international relations in relation to a major world region or power; (3) complete a capstone experience to consolidate program learning (unit and/or professional placement and/or dissertation); (4) develop and demonstrate advanced professional writing skills for careers in international relations; (5) develop and demonstrate advanced analytical skills for careers in international relations; and (6) develop and demonstrate professional communication and/or cross-cultural and/or behavioural and/or networking skills for careers in international relations.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) group project; and (3) essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr David Mickler
Unit rules
Enrolment in: 11580 Master of International Relations, 21540 Master of International Relations and Master of International Law, 11380 Graduate Diploma in International Relations,
12580 Master of Asian Studies.
Approved quota: 15—an internal application/Expression of Interest process is developed to recruit and select the most appropriate students (academic merit based on WAM over first 24 points in the program; equity considerations)
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
Food, travel and accommodation only, includes visa related charges (estimated cost - $2000 - $5000).
Contact hours
20 hours delivered intensively across 1 to 2 weeks
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.