GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Take your degree further with our Graduate Diploma of International Studies

The programme is designed for students already holding an undergraduate degree. This allows them to undertake further studies in specialised and internationally oriented papers and develop interdisciplinary approaches to issues. Students are able to study international issues and specialise in a number of fields: International Relations, International Business, Environmental Studies, Language Studies.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DOMESTIC STUDENTS

  • Any undergraduate degree with a minimum 50% grade average or better or relevant study/work experience

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • Prior undergraduate degree with a minimum 50% grade average or better
  • Evidence of English proficiency, equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5

 

RECOMMENDED PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Students may not have previous knowledge in the specialty areas. Nonetheless, they are expected to be able to function successfully using essay writing and research skills they have acquired from their Bachelor’s degree.

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

  • 120 credits, one year, full time.
  • 8 papers, internship options available.
  • 3 papers at Level 6 and 5 papers at Level 7.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

EDUCATIONAL OUTCOME

Graduates may apply for postgraduate study.


PROFESSIONAL OUTCOME

Supervisory and management level jobs requiring some understanding of the links between international business, politics and the environment, and a high level of intercultural sensitivity.

 

COMPULSORY PAPERS

  • 10.611  The Study of Language
  • 10.612  Asia-Pacific Cultures Through Literary Texts
  • 10.614  English as an International Language
  • 10.615  Creative Writing
  • 10.711  English as an International Language
  • 10.712  Literature and the Land
  • 10.713A/B Introduction to Language Teaching* – 2 separate papers
  • 10.714 Teaching Young Learners
  • 20.612  Japanese Business 2
  • 20.613  Political Economy of Japan
  • 20.711 Social Conflict in Modern Japan
  • 20.713 Japanese Foreign Policy
  • 30.610  Advanced Management Accounting
  • 30.611  Asia Pacific Business Environment
  • 30.612  International Marketing
  • 30.613  Corporate Management
  • 30.614  Organisational Behaviour
  • 30.615  Business Internship
  • 30.616  The Business of the Environment
  • 30.711  Corporate and International Finance
  • 30.712  The Management of Multinational Companies
  • 30.713  Managerial Economics
  • 30.714  International Business
  • 30.715  Advanced Financial Accounting
  • 30.716  Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • 40.612/717 Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
  • 40.613 Natural Disasters and Emergency Management
  • 40.614/712 Biological Conservation
  • 40.615  Rural Environmental Systems and Management
  • 40.616  Urban Environmental Systems and Management
  • 40.713 Global Environmental Issues
  • 40.715  Rural Environmental Studies
  • 40.716  Urban Environmental Issues
  • 50.610  Internationalism
  • 50.611  Human Rights: The Politics of Democracy and Authoritarianism
  • 50.612  Politics of the Free Market
  • 50.613  Politics of the Environment
  • 50.614  New Zealand – East Asian Relations
  • 50.615  Southeast Asia
  • 50.711  War and Peace: Security and Stability
  • 50.712  Foreign Policy in the Information Age
  • 50.713  North East Asia
*Papers 10.713A and B are equivalent to the Trinity College London TESOL Certificate, and must be taken in semester three.

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