Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal) Campus(es) Offered:
, Distance/flexible Course Duration: Minimum
.5 yrs, Maximum
Course Contact (faculty or school):
Dr Matthew Killingsworth (03 6226 1062)
This course is offered on a full fee paying basis to eligible domestic students. Fees are established per unit and can be found in the unit descriptions within the course schedule. Click on 'View fees for this unit' and select 'Tuition fee (domestic) Post 2008' as the fee type.
International students please refer to International Services at
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 in 2011. For students who commenced prior to 2011, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2006 should refer to the 2006 Handbook.
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.
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.
Enhancement of students' careers by the achievement of a postgraduate award from a prestigious university.
Students may apply for credit for units passed in other courses (complete or incomplete).
Articulation to/from Course
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.