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International Relations Theory and Practice is an online unit provided by Murdoch University that aims to develop an initial understanding of the study of international relations. It explores the connection between IR theories, practices and processes, with a consistent grounding in global realities.
You will learn about the shifting patterns of state sovereignty, the role of international organisations and globalisation, and changing patterns of world order. By giving you an introduction to theories of international politics, you will develop an ability to analyse contemporary issues with a much more critical and informed eye.
The unit will also prepare you for further study in the subject. You will research, develop and deliver oral analyses of the debates and topics affecting international politics today. In addition, you will develop an understanding of the main theoretical approaches within the field of international relations.
You must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA units) at level 1 before enrolling in this unit.
In the International Relations Theory and Practice unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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International Relations Theory and Practice provides you with an essential grounding in the subject, which will serve as a springboard for future study in the field of international relations. By introducing you to the basic theoretical approaches in relation to major issues facing contemporary global politics, the unit will provide you with a greater awareness of, and confidence in, critically analysing today’s global structures.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.