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Postgraduate Certificate On Campus Online

International Relations and National Security

Curtin University

6 months
14500 AUD/year
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Advance your expertise in analysing global trends, international diplomacy and addressing security challenges with the International Relations and National Security program from Curtin University.

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In this International Relations and National Security program from Curtin University you will gain knowledge of global trends, diplomacy and strategic affairs from an interdisciplinary perspective.

You will explore key characteristics of the international system, nation states, balances of power, security and the domestic influences of foreign policy.

You'll also have the opportunity to study optional units that support your career goals. Subjects include geopolitics, intelligence, terrorism, strategic geography and energy security.

Career information

The future of international relations and national security

From climate change to terrorism, cyber threats to the plight of refugees and mass human displacement, the international system is growing evermore complex. To address contemporary challenges, international relations and national security professionals require diverse theoretical and practical training that responds to real-world situations.

Programme Structure

  • Apply knowledge of the principles and concepts of international relations and national security in work related settings; foster gained knowledge and develop strong independent research skills through minor and major research projects
  • Critically analyse and interpret major political, security, socio-economic and policy issues using an international relations and security studies framework; think creatively to develop effective policy solutions to national and international challenges
  • Identify, systemise, process, and critically evaluate and synthesise relevant data from a range of appropriate sources; create an effects-based policy product
  • Communicate, both verbally and in writing, comprehensive analyses of complex international relations and national security data or theories

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


100 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 074661F

  • At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

  • You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
  • A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 AUD per year during 6 months.

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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