Courses & Units

Course rules for R7Q Master of International Politics


1[i]n these Specifications `College-- means the College of Arts, Law and Education acting on the advice of the Board of Humanities and Social Science.
 [ii]The College may accept as a candidate for the award of Master of 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 College for this purpose, and who is deemed by the College 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 College to be sufficient to complete the course satisfactorily.
2Candidates for the award shall complete the award requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than three semesters of full-time study (or its equivalent) and not more than six semesters of part-time study, from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure

3To qualify for the award, the candidate shall:
 pass 150% of units comprising:
  (a)a compulsory 25% core coursework unit;
  (b)a compulsory 50% core research thesis unit; and
  (c)75% of elective units.
4The 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 Master of International Politics, accompanying these specifications.
5Units may be counted towards the award only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the College and as summarised in Schedule of Units for the Master of International Politics.
6A candidate normally may not enrol in any semester in units totalling more than 50% weighting, or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given semester, more than 25% weighting.
7Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the award.
8In 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

9Passes 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.


10The College may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.
11These 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.
12The approved abbreviation for the Master of International Politics shall be MIntPol.