INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

You will be part of a diverse learning environment. Our students have opportunities to intern as Palmerston North City Global Ambassadors and have regular contact with ambassadors through the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, which is chaired by IPU New Zealand. Do you want to protect and promote your nation's interests and support fellow citizens throughout the world? A degree from IPU can open the door to an exciting and diverse career. You could be working in a small, remote embassy or in Paris or London.

 

GET THE INDUSTRY OUTCOME YOU WANT

IPU New Zealand has pathways built into our programmes of study tailored to get you to the career of your dreams. The below information can give you the starting point for creating your best results from your qualification.

GENERAL JOB OUTCOMES

  • Internation Relations Manager
  • IR Executive

IN-DEMAND JOB OUTCOMES

  • Public Relations Professional
  • International Sales and Marketing,

PROGRAMME PATHWAYS TO YOUR CAREER

BCIS - International Relations major

[Degree, Level 7]

Take these core papers:

30.501 Principles of Economics
40.501 Introduction to Environmental Sustainability
50.501 Introduction to International Relations
90.501 Research Skills 1
90.601 Research Skills 2
90.602 Internationalism
90.701A Interdisciplinary Project A (International Relations)
90.701B Interdisciplinary Project B (International Relations)

Take at least two Level 5, three level 6 and three level 7 papers from these key IR papers:

50.514 New Zealand East Asia Relations
50.515 Introduction to Political Studies
50.611 Human Rights
50.612 Politics of the Free Market
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
50.714 Politics of Environmental Sustainability
20.711 Social Conflict in Modern Japan
20.713 Japanese Foreign Policy
90.612 Professional Internship Project (local or regional government) 

Consider these relevant electives:

20.512 Japanese Business
20.612 Japanese Business 2
20.613 Political economy of Japan
90.604 Marketing Management
90.605 Organisation Management and Culture
90.606 International Business
30.513 New Zealand Business Law 
30.625 Organisational Behaviour
40.511 The Human Environment
40.613 Natural Disasters and Emergency Management
40.713 Global Environmental Issues 
10.511 Intercultural Communication
10.513 Professional Communication
10.514 Communication in the Globalised World
30.611 Asia-Pacific Business Environment
30.745 Project Management

Take electives in English, Japanese and Mandarin!

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BCIS - (TESOL and Language Studies) with International Relations focus

[Degree, Level 7]

Take these core papers:

30.501 Principles of Economics
40.501 Introduction to Environmental Sustainability
50.501 Introduction to International Relations
90.501 Research Skills 1
90.601 Research Skills 2
90.602 Internationalism
90.701A Interdisciplinary Project A (TESOL topic) 
90.701B Interdisciplinary Project B (TESOL topic)

Take these key TESOL papers:

10.505 Introduction to Language and Communication
10.515 The Study of Language
10.616 Introduction to Language Teaching
10.617 Introduction to Language Learning
10.614 English as an international language
10.713A Introduction to TESOL A*
10.713B Introduction to TESOL B*
10.715 Structure of Modern English for TESOL

Choose from these relevant international relations electives:

50.514 New Zealand East Asia Relations
50.515 Introduction to Political Studies
50.611 Human Rights
50.612 Politics of the Free Market
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
50.714 Politics of Environmental Sustainability
20.711 Social Conflict in Modern Japan
20.713 Japanese Foreign Policy
90.612 Professional Internship Project (local or regional government) 

Or take electives in English, Japanese and Mandarin!

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BCIS - Sustainability and International Relations focus

[Degree, Level 7]

Take these core papers:

30.501 Principles of Economics
40.501 Introduction to Environmental Sustainability
50.501 Introduction to International Relations
90.501 Research Skills 1
90.601 Research Skills 2
90.602 Internationalism
90.701A Interdisciplinary Project A (international relations and sustainability topic)
90.701B Interdisciplinary Project B (international relations and sustainability topic)

Choose from these electives:

10.511 Intercultural Communication
10.513 Professional Communication
10.514 Communication in the Globalised World
30.514 Business and Sustainability
10.612 Asia-Pacific Cultures Through Literary Texts
10.712 Literature and the Land
90.604 Marketing Management
30.624 Product Management
30.724 Marketing and Research and Analysis
30.744 Consumer Behaviour
30.615 International Business Internship (sustainable business)
90.612 Professional Internship Project ( governance or not-for-profit opportunity)
30.745 Project Management
20.711 Social Conflict in Modern Japan
30.513 New Zealand Business Law 
40.511 The Human Environment
40.613 Natural Disasters and Emergency Management
40.713 Global Environmental Issues 
40.716 Urban Environmental Issues
50.612 Politics of the Free Market
50.714 Politics of Environmental Sustainability
80.502 Introduction to Ecotourism
20.512 Japanese Business
20.612 Japanese Business 2
20.613 Political economy of Japan
30.625 Organisational Behaviour
30.611 Asia-Pacific Business Environment
90.607 Leadership for team development

Take three Level 6 and five Level 7 papers from these key papers:

50.611 Human Rights
50.612 Politics of the Free Market
50.615 Southeast Asia
40.613 Natural Disasters and Emergency Management
30.611 Asia-Pacific Business Environment
30.615 International Business Internship (sustainable business opportunity)
40.613 Natural Disasters and Emergency Management
50.612 Politics of the Free Market
90.612 Professional Internship Project (local or regional government) 
90.601 Research Skills 2
90.602 Internationalism
90.604 Marketing Management
90.605 Organisation Management and Culture
90.606 International Business
90.607 Leadership for team development
90.701A Interdisciplinary Project A (international relations)
90.701B Interdisciplinary Project B (international relations)
40.713 Global Environmental Issues 
50.714 Politics of Environmental Sustainability
20.711 Social Conflict in Modern Japan
50.711 War and Peace: Security and Stability
50.712 Foreign Policy in the Information Age
50.713 North East Asia
20.713 Japanese Foreign Policy

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PDCIS - International Relations focus

[Postgraduate Diploma, Level 8]

Take these core papers:

95.806 Resource Management
95.807 Postgraduate Research Methods (prepare a research proposal in International relations)

Choose three papers from these recommended elective options:

95.801 People, Planet and Sustainability
95.803 Business, the Environment and Corporate Responsibility
95.804 Science, the Environment and Policy Making
95.805 Politics and Development
95.809 International Human Resource Management
95.892 Special Topic 2: Strategic Management and Corporate Social Responsibility
95.892A Sustainable Business and Global Business Chains

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MCIS International Relations focus

[Postgraduate Degree, Level 9] 

IN YEAR ONE

Take these core papers:

95.806 Resource Management
95.807 Postgraduate Research Methods (prepare a research proposal in International relations)

Choose three papers from these recommended elective options:

95.801 People, Planet and Sustainability
95.803 Business, the Environment and Corporate Responsibility
95.804 Science, the Environment and Policy Making
95.805 Politics and Development
95.809 International Human Resource Management
95.892 Special Topic 2: Strategic Management and Corporate Social Responsibility
95.892A Sustainable Business and Global Business Chains

IN YEAR TWO

Take a further paper from the recommended electives above and choose one of:

95.992 Executive Project (local or international governance or not-for-profit)
95.994 Research Project (International relations topic)

OR choose one of:

95.993 Executive Thesis (Sustainable business, governance or not-for-profit)
95.995 Research Thesis (International relations  topic)

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