• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Policy Studies
  • Specialisation code INPL-SPEC

This specialisation is designed for students interested in careers that involve international affairs, and in particular, efforts to develop and sustain international cooperation in a changing world.  The specialisation reflects the conviction that a range of actors play vital roles in international cooperation, including not only diplomats but also policymakers and non-state actors with expertise in a variety of issue areas. 

The specialisation also provides students with ample opportunity to focus on policy domains of particular interest to them. Courses within this specialisation cover a variety of issues, including global and regional governance, global health, the internet, international trade, foreign aid, climate change, and energy. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of a range of contemporary challenges in international cooperation.  
  2. Knowledgeably discuss how different governments have approached those challenges in the recent past. 
  3. Develop innovative policy recommendations regarding cooperation challenges in areas of particular interest.

Other Information

This specialisation is available only to students undertaking the Master of Public Policy.

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

24 units of courses from the following list:

POGO8045 International Policy Making in the Shadow of the Future

POGO8098 International Aid Programs and Politics

POGO8212  Governing the Energy Transition 

POGO8213 The Global Trading System

POGO8220 Issues in Japanese Policy

EMDV8080 International Climate Change Policy and Economics

DIPL8002 Contemporary Challenges in Diplomacy

DIPL8044  Negotiation and Conflict Resolution  

DIPL8016  The Role of Non-State Actors in East Asian Diplomacy  

DIPL8006  Diplomacy, Politics and the United Nations  

DIPL8013  Pacific Diplomacy 

INTR8022 International Relations in the Asia-Pacific

INTR8045 Global Governance

INTR8066  International Relations in the Information Age  

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