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Postgraduate Diploma On Campus Online

International Relations and National Security

Curtin University

12 months
29000 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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This International Relations and National Security program from Curtin University is designed for people who want the expertise to understand, analyse and critically assess the increasingly complex problems of international relations and national security.

This course builds on the curriculum of the graduate certificate to provide you with the opportunity to complete further specialist topics.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to understand contemporary international relations, global trends, diplomacy, security challenges and strategic affairs from an interdisciplinary perspective.

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
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


200 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 074660G

  • A bachelor degree in any field of study from a recognised tertiary institution.

Tuition Fee

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    29000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29000 AUD per year during 12 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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