POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

The Postgraduate Diploma in International Studies (PDIS) exposes students to a wide range of international business and contemporary management issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The programme is designed to develop problem solving, critical analysis, team working skills and effective communication skills; It gives graduates the
confidence and ability to tackle complex business resource management problems and to have a significant impact on a variety of situations and roles in the global market.

This programme is self contained but can also be a first year for the Master of International Studies (MIS).

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DOMESTIC STUDENTS

  • Any undergraduate degree with a minimum 50% grade average or better

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • Prior undergraduate degree with a minimum 50% grade average or better
  • Evidence of English proficiency, equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0

 

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

  • 150 credits, one year, full time.
  • 5 double-credit papers, 2 of which are compulsory: Research Methods and Resource Management

 

STUDY GUIDE

pdf Postgraduate Study Guide - April 2017 (2.78MB)

PAPERS (YEAR ONE)

All postgraduate students are required to take FIVE papers, with no more than TWO papers per term.

TWO compulsory papers 

  • Resource Management (30 credits)
  • Postgraduate Research Methods (30 credits)

THREE elective papers

The following Level 8 papers may be offered:

  • People, the Planet and Sustainability (30 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (30 credits)
  • Business, the Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility (30 credits)
  • Science, the Environment and Policy Making (30 credits)
  • Politics and Development (30 credits)
  • Contemporary Marketing (30 credits)
  • Sustainability and Management Accounting (30 credits)
  • International Human Resource Management (30 credits)
  • Leadership, Communication and Change Management (30 credits)

Students successfully completing 150 credits may then graduate with a PDIS.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Educational outcome

Graduates may apply for the research year of the Master of International Studies or further postgraduate study in areas of socio-political, socio-environmental and sustainable development.

Professional outcome

Key managerial skills: leadership, planning and organisation, analysis and decision-making, teamwork, integrity. Careers at supervisory and management levels where an understanding of international business, trade, politics and environmental, social and cultural sensitivity is required.

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