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Bachelor of International Studies

This online Bachelor of International Studies course from Deakin University provides students with a strong understanding of the international forces that shape government, business and global communities.


Graduates will be given an immersive international experience, and will be qualified to work in a range of roles across community aid, government sectors and non-profit organisations.


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Graduate Certificate in Human Rights

The online Graduate Certificate in Human Rights through Curtin University will give you a solid understanding of human rights principles.


This graduate certificate program will open up a multitude of opportunities to work in both Australia and internationally dealing with human rights issues. You will have the education and training to work in a range of industries, including education, health, law and social work.


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Wellbeing Course unit

Understand the factors that influence social happiness with this globally-focused online unit of study on Wellbeing from Murdoch University.


The unit will teach you cultural perspectives and the impacts of community engagement on wellbeing.


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Overseas Aid and International Development Course unit

Learn about the importance of international aid by studying this online Overseas Aid and International Development unit from Murdoch University.


The unit aims to gives students an overview of the historical significance of international development, and addresses topics such as humanitarian aid and long-term development strategies.


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Master of Human Rights

The Master of Human Rights international studies course is offered online by Curtin University, providing education and training in a range of human rights issues.


Upon completion of this master’s degree course, you will have a thorough understanding of human rights theory and philosophy. You will have the skills and training to pursue a range of careers in education, diplomatic services, human rights organisations, international development programs and government agencies.


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Asia-Pacific in the Global System Course unit

Examine key issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region with this online Asia-Pacific in the Global System unit of study from Murdoch University.


This unit will get you across key geo-political concepts and current debates in international studies.


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Australian Foreign Policy Course unit

Learn about the formulation, implementation and transformation of foreign policy in this online Australian Foreign Policy unit with Murdoch University.


The unit examines the history of Australian foreign policy, documents the shift to Asia, and discusses Australia’s relations with superpowers such as the United States.


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Australian Foreign Policy Course unit

Australian Foreign Policy is an online unit provided by Griffith University which offers an introduction to the issues shaping Australia’s foreign policy and foreign relations.


It places contemporary issues into historical context, and offers you an in-depth awareness of foreign policy developments.


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Australian Policy in South East Asia Course unit

This online unit in Australian Policy in South East Asia from Griffith University investigates the construction of foreign policy within Australian politics.


A particular focus is placed on Australia’s relationship with South East Asia, including policies in relation to defence, trade, security and immigration.


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Case Studies in Foreign Policy Decision Making (Foreign Policy Analysis) Course unit

The online Case Studies in Foreign Policy Decision Making (Foreign Policy Analysis) unit from Griffith University will teach you how to analyse the decisions involved in foreign policy making.


You will conduct research on the shifting factors, including political ideals, institutions, values and legislation that impact the creation of foreign policy.


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China in Transformation 1900-49 Course unit

This online unit, China in Transformation 1900-45, explores China’s socio-economic history during the first half of the 20th century. Provided byGriffith University, it equips students with an understanding of the vast scale of political change in China from 1900 to 1949.



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China's Rise: Challenges and Opportunities Course unit

China's Rise: Challenges and Opportunities is an online postgraduate unit offered by Griffith University that examines the rise of China as a global power.


By studying this unit you will learn about the politics, ideas and institutions of the People’s Public of China.


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Chinese Political Economy and Business Course unit

Study this online Chinese Political Economy and Business unit with Griffith University to understand China’s modern economic policies and the historical context of this global superpower. The unit covers everything from the leadership of Mao Zedong to the Great Leap Forward of 1958.



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Democracy and Dictatorship in Asia Course unit

Study the online Democracy and Dictatorship in Asia unit at Curtin University to examine the history and development that have shaped the Asian continent.


The unit covers a diverse array of issues ranging from the British colonisation of countries like India to the Chinese Revolution of 1949.


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Ethnic Questions in East and South East Asia Course unit

Ethnic Questions in East and South East Asia is an online unit provided by Griffith University which introduces some of the issues affecting ethnic minorities in this region, focusing closely on China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Japan.


It places particular emphasis on historical and political contexts, although a number of social issues are also covered.


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From the Beats to Big Brother: Popular Culture Since the 1950s Course unit

From the Beats to Big Brother: Popular Culture Since the 1950s-2015 is an online unit offered by Macquarie University covering popular cultural movements from the 1950s to the present day.


Looking at film, television, music and other media, you’ll explore seminal moments in the history of popular culture.


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Globalisation and Security Course unit

In this online Globalisation and Security unit provided by Macquirie University, you will learn about the complex issues surrounding the intersections of globalisation and human security.


You will examine the concept of globalisation in the context of political, economy and social security.


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Globalisation: The Asia Pacific and Australia Course unit

Globalisation: The Asia Pacific and Australia is an online unit provided by Griffith University that introduces you to the issues of globalisation, the political economy of the Asia-Pacific region and the impact this has on Australia.


This unit covers economics, history, sociology and business, and analyses the effects of globalisation on the region.


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Human Rights Activism, Advocacy and Change Course unit

Human Rights Activism, Advocacy and Change is an online unit from Curtin University that explores the change wrought from social movements, advocacy groups and activism.


These changes are examined through theories of power, identity politics, social movements and postcolonial theories.


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Human Rights and Development Course unit

Understand the world we live in and how modern society has developed in this online Human Rights and Development unit from Curtin University.


Learn how rights have been accepted and rejected around the world by Indigenous populations, and the colonial forces that have implemented them.


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About International Studies

The field of international studies as a formal discipline is relatively new, developed in response to the rise of globalisation. It centres on combining cross-cultural knowledge with historical understanding so you can work effectively in a range of different cultural environments.

Studying international studies can lead you to a vast range of careers in different areas, both professionally and geographically – in economic affairs, trade, consular services, security or public policy. An international studies course will take you through case studies of foreign policy decision-making that will help you in roles in international business, economics, politics, foreign affairs and diplomacy.

A course in international studies will give you the chance to focus on various highly topical and relevant subjects such as Australian foreign policy, American politics, nuclear Asia, international aid, economics and terrorism. These subject areas will broaden your global knowledge in a practical way that you can apply to any number of professional roles.

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