- Length 1 year full-time
- Minimum 48 Units
- Academic plan DIAFF
- CRICOS code 088970M
- UAC code
The Graduate Diploma of International Affairs (GDIA) is designed to equip you with the skills required for understanding emerging issues in the international, political and strategic affairs, both globally and in Asia and the Pacific. Students will learn how to critically analyse international affairs and foreign policies through a diverse range of disciplines and explore how issues such as globalisation, development, democratisation, terrorism, human security, war and conflict drive political developments in the Asia Pacific region and around the world.
This flexible, 1-year (full-time) postgraduate qualification will allow you to advance your career in a wide range of professions such as:
- Foreign affairs
- International security
- International business
The program provides a pathway for entry into ANU Masters programs in Diplomacy, International Relations or Strategic Studies and can be used as an exit qualification for students who are unable to complete their Masters degree but have completed the requisite 48 units of credit toward their postgraduate program. Students who are considering proceeding from this qualification into an approved Masters program should seek academic advice from the relevant program convener in order to ensure tht the courses taken during the Graduate Diploma are eligible for maximum credit (48 units) toward their chosen Masters degree.
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge of contemporary issues and challenges in international affairs.
- Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge of international affairs
- Effectively communicate knowledge, skills and ideas relating to both specialist and general audiences in written and oral format.
- Think critically, evaluate and communicate/provide solutions to complex problems in relation to international affairs.
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7.
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
The Graduate Diploma of International Affairs requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:
48 units from completion of courses from the following list:
ANTH8043 Conflict and Development in the Pacific
ANTH8032 Law, Order and Conflict in the Pacific
ANTH8106 Gender, Nature and Development
ASIA8017 Comparative Politics of Asia & the Pacific
DIPL8006 Diplomacy, Politics and the United Nations
DIPL8008 The United Nations and Peace
DIPL8009 Diplomacy in a Globalising World
DIPL8010 Harnessing Diplomacy for International Development
INTR8013 International Political Economy
INTR8018 Special Topics in International Relations
INTR8020 The Responsibility to Protect
INTR8022 Asia Pacific Security
INTR8032 Global Security
INTR8071 World Politics 12 Units
INTR8043 The Post-Colonial Pacific and Global Change
INTR8045 Global Governance
INTR8046 The Evolution of the International System
INTR8053 Ethics of Peace and War
INTR8060 China: Global Engagement and Domestic Transformation
INTR8062 Humanitarianism in World Politics
INTR8064 Gender, War, and Justice in South and Southeast Asia
INTR8069 Writing International Relations 12 Units
INTR8067 U.S. Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific
INTR8068 Making Foreign Policy
INTR8072 Approaches and Methods in International Relations
INTR8073 Human Security
INTR8074 Chinese Thinking on International Relations
INTR8076 The History of International Thought
STST8001 Strategic Studies
STST8002 Grand Strategies in the Asia-Pacific
STST8004 Australian Strategic and Defence Policy
STST8013 China's Defence and Strategic Challenges
STST8010 Strategic Concepts and Asia Pacific Conflict
STST8017 Special Topics in Strategic Studies
STST8021 Intelligence and Security
STST8026 Nuclear Strategy in the Asian Century
STST8027 Insurgency & Counterinsurgency in an Age of Terror
STST8032 Why and How We Fight: Understanding War and Conflict
STST8033 Contemporary Issues in Australian Defence Policy
STST8051 Great and Powerful Friends: Strategic alliances and Australian security
STST8052 Strategy in Action: Application of the Operational Art