Master of International Studies
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Master of International Studies
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1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
The Master of International Studies is an interdisciplinary coursework degree grounded in theoretical and professional perspectives. It reflects the growing realisation that understanding and addressing complex global challenges requires an approach that goes beyond traditional academic disciplinary boundaries. The course seeks to explain, debate, critically analyse and apply key concepts and ideas in international studies to give its graduates a strong understanding of the dynamics of internationalisation, globalisation, development and social change.
The combination of knowledge from the higher level coursework subjects plus training in research methods will give MIS graduates key skills to start a career in the public sector, in internationally-focused private sectors organisation, non-governmental organisations and, of course, in international organisations. It is also designed for people wanting extra skills to enable them to take the next step in their career or change careers.
Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from the Master of International Studies will be able to:
- Evaluate and communicate the main debates in international studies and related fields
- Analyse social and cultural change in international and regional contexts demonstrating a critical understanding of contemporary globalization and development issues
- Apply key theories of international studies to contemporary interactions in the corporate, government and non-profit sector
- Independently plan and execute a substantial research-based project or piece of scholarship that demonstrates advanced understanding and critical analysis of the area of study.
Students need to complete 24 credit points of core subjects plus either MIST999 or MIST990 and 32-40 credit points of electives from schedules 1 and 2 below. Note: students can only elect a maximum three (3) subjects from Schedule 2.
|Subject Code||subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|MIST901||Politics of International Relations||8||Autumn|
|MIST920||Social Change and Development||8||Autumn|
|MIST926||Research Methods and Design||8||Not offered in 2015|
|MIST999||Advanced Topics in International Studies||8||Autumn, Spring|
|MIST990||Thesis in International Studies||16||Autumn, Spring|
|Electives Schedule 1|
|MIST900||International Law and Diplomacy||8||Spring|
|MIST905||Transforming Asia: Trends, Issues and Problems||8||Spring|
|MIST910||International Economic Relations||8||Spring|
|MIST908||Globalisation and Citizenship||8||Not offered in 2015|
|MIST913||Labour and Migration||8||Spring|
|MIST914||Comparative Public Policy||8||Autumn|
|MIST930||Internship in International Studies||8||Autumn, Spring|
|Electives Schedule 2|
|MIST931||Politics in the USA||8||Not offered in 2015|
|MIST932||Conflict, Peace and Security||8||Autumn|
|MIST933||New Social Movements||8||Autumn|
|MIST911||Global Technology and Cultural Transformation||8||Not offered in 2015|