• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest International Relations, Political Sciences, International Affairs
  • Specialisation code IRWA-SPEC

The pathway specialisation in World Affairs offers students the ability to deepen their understanding of the core processes that shape global politics. The specialisation expands on the thematic conversations introduced in the Introductory Compulsory and Disciplinary Foundation segments of the Masters of International Relations by examining the interlocking security, economic, governance and foreign policy dimensions of world politics. In this way the specialisation offers a multidimensional examination of the origins, processes, conduct and consequences of political action between communities. The specialisation engaged with this topics from a range of International Relations perspectives, providing students with a comprehensive conceptual and empirical understanding of how word affairs operates. This pathway specialisation offers students the ability to think broadly and comparatively about world affairs, whereas the pathway specialisations on the International Relations of the Asia Pacific and Peace and Conflict studies are designed to be more thematically focused on particular disciplinary conversations.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand pressing global challenges and opportunities in world affairs

  2. Appreciate the ways in which world politics is made at the national and international levels

  3. Consider the interlocking nature of security, governance and economic issues in world politics

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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

INTR8032 Global Security

INTR8013 International Political Economy

INTR8045 Global Governance

INTR8068 Foreign Policy Analysis

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