Graduate Certificate in International Politics (R5Q)

Overview

Duration
Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank: See entry requirements
Course rules
Current students
View 2016 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration
Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank: See entry requirements
Course code
Course rules
CRICOS: 044252E
Current students
View 2016 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
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.

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.

Career outcomes

Enhancement of students' careers by the achievement of a postgraduate award from a prestigious university.

Credit

Students may apply for credit for units passed in other courses (complete or incomplete).

Course structure

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

Students must choose two units (totalling 50 points) from the following:

This unit provides an introduction to the theories, issues and powers of the contemporary international system and surveys the academic and policy debates about these issues. It is intended for students who seek to expand their knowledge of the structures…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is concerned with international security, diplomacy and strategic studies, primarily from a 'traditional' vantage point (which relates to the study of war, arms control, conflict management and a range of associated issues linked to statecraft and foreign policy).…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit provides students with an understanding of the political economy of globalisation, development and sustainability. Topics covered include (a) conceptualisations of globalisation and the global political economy of trade, money and investment regimes; (b) theories of development, the Third…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Offers an introduction to current thinking on the character of terrorism, its definitional ambiguity and its relationship to globalisation and the internationalisation of the media. The unit examines the emergence of terror strategies after 1945 and through an investigation of…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides students with the opportunity for advanced level study of international relations. The unit focuses on international relations in Asia -- the international politics of South-East Asia, Asian and Australian security and finally, the evolving triangular relations between China, the…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

Admission Prerequisites

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.

Articulation to

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.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

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

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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