Hobart, Distance Hobart
The Graduate Certificate in International Politics is offered at the Hobart campus and by distance. It is normally a 1 semester full-time or up to 2 years (or 2 semesters) part-time program. Students may enrol for semester 1 or semester 2 entry.
These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the course this year. For students who commenced prior, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement.
|Course Name||Graduate Certificate in International Politics|
|Course Duration||0.5 Years|
|Maximum time to complete (Part-time)||2 Years|
|Responsible Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Hobart||Semester 1, Semester 2|
|Distance Hobart||Semester 1, Semester 2|
The Graduate Certificate in International Politics aims to provide a quality tertiary qualification at the postgraduate level in a professional coursework program. The course aims to provide students with:
- a thorough grounding in the theoretical analysis of international events; and
- practical knowledge of recent developments in the field.
Enhancement of students' careers by the achievement of a postgraduate award from a prestigious university.
Students may apply for credit for units passed in other courses (complete or incomplete).
Students are normally expected to have a minimum of a bachelor degree from the University of Tasmania or from another university or tertiary institution which is deemed equivalent, and a level of English equivalent to a score of 6.0 on an IELTS test. In exceptional circumstances the Faculty may admit a person with some other tertiary qualification and relevant employment experience.
Students seeking entry into postgraduate courses based on employment experience only (i.e. no bachelor degree), will generally only be allowed entry at Graduate Certificate level.
The successful completion of 100% of coursework units with Distinction average is the pre-requisite for undertaking any thesis unit. Students who do not achieve at Distinction level in coursework components, but nonetheless complete 100% of units will be able to exit with a Graduate Diploma.
If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.
Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.
Credit Transfer and Articulation
Students who undertake the GradCertIntPol may elect to complete an additional 50% of coursework units and achieve the Graduate Diploma in International Politics. Students who take the additional coursework units plus the Research Thesis unit are eligible to graduate with a Master of International Politics.
These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing thecourse in 2010. For students who commenced prior to 2010, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2006 should refer to the 2006 Handbook.
Students are required to complete 50% of coursework units taken from the schedule.
Schedule of units
Fees & Scholarships
Annual Course Cost
Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.
International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.
For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.
|1||[i]||In these Specifications `Faculty-- means the Faculty of Arts acting on the advice of the Board of Humanities and Social Science.|
|[ii]||The Faculty may accept as a candidate for the award of Graduate Certificate in International Politics any of the following:|
|(a) an applicant who has qualified for admission to a bachelor degree in the University of Tasmania;|
|(b) an applicant who holds a degree of another university or tertiary institution approved by the Faculty for this purpose, and who is deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent to a candidate in paragraph (a);|
|(c) in exceptional circumstances a person who holds a tertiary qualification and whose employment experience indicates a level of knowledge and skill deemed by the Faculty to be sufficient to complete the course satisfactorily.|
|2||Candidates for the award shall complete the award requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than one semester of full-time study (or its equivalent) and not more than two semesters of part-time study, from the time of first enrolment.|
|3||To qualify for the award, the candidate shall:|
|pass 50% of coursework units comprising:|
|(a) a compulsory 25% core coursework unit; plus|
|(b) 25% of elective units|
|4||The units which may be included in a course for the award shall, unless otherwise approved by the dean, be in accordance with the Schedule of Units for the Graduate Certificate in International Politics, accompanying these specifications.|
|5||Units may be counted towards the award only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Arts and as summarised in Schedule of Units for the Graduate Certificate in International Politics.|
|6||Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the award.|
|7||In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.|
Credit for Previous Studies
|8||Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the award, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the award.|
|9||The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.|
|10||These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2003 and shall apply to all candidates for the award, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.|
|11||The approved abbreviation for the Graduate Certificate in International Politics shall be GradCertIntPol.|