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GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Take your degree further with our Graduate Diploma of Contemporary International Studies

The programme is designed for students already holding an undergraduate degree. This allows them to undertake further studies in specialised and internationally-oriented papers and develop interdisciplinary approaches to issues. Students are able to study international issues and specialise in a number of fields: Language Studies, International Business, and International Relations.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DOMESTIC STUDENTS

  • Any undergraduate degree with a minimum 50% grade average, or better or relevant study/work experience.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • Prior undergraduate degree with a minimum 50% grade average or better.
  • Evidence of English proficiency, equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5.

 

RECOMMENDED PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Students may not have previous knowledge in the specialty areas. Nonetheless, they are expected to be able to function successfully using essay writing and research skills they have acquired from their Bachelors degree.

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

  • 120 credits, one year, full time.
  • Eight papers, internship options available.
  • Three papers at Level 6 and 5 papers at Level 7. (Level 6 paper codes are shown as 20.6xx, 30.6xx and so on; Level 7 paper codes have a 7 as the third digit, eg 30.711, 10.714.)

 

FURTHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

EDUCATIONAL OUTCOME

Graduates who complete the Graduate Diploma of Contemporary International Studies to a high level may apply to enter a postgraduate programme of study.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

PROFESSIONAL OUTCOME

Supervisory and management level jobs requiring some understanding of the links between international business, politics and the environment, and a high level of intercultural sensitivity.

 

PAPER OPTIONS

(Not all papers will be offered every year)
  • 10.612 Asia-Pacific Cultures Through Literary Texts
  • 10.614 English as an International Language
  • 10.615 Creative Writing
  • 10.616 Introduction to Language Teaching
  • 10.617 Introduction to Language Learning 
  • 10.711 English as an International Language
  • 10.712 Literature and the Land
  • 10.713A/B Introduction to TESOL* – double paper
  • 10.714 Teaching Young Learners
  • 20.612 Japanese Business 2
  • 20.613 Political Economy of Japan
  • 20.711 Social Conflict in Modern Japan
  • 20.713 Japanese Foreign Policy
  • 30.602 Fundamentals of Corporate Finance
  • 30.603 Management Accounting
  • 30.611 Asia Pacific Business Environment
  • 30.616 The Business of the Environment
  • 30.622 Investment Management
  • 30.623 Auditing
  • 30.624 Product Management
  • 30.625 Organisational Behaviour
  • 30.716 Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • 50.610 Internationalism
  • 50.611 Human Rights: The Politics of Democracy and Authoritarianism
  • 50.612 Politics of the Free Market
  • 50.613 Politics of the Environment
  • 50.614 New Zealand – East Asian Relations
  • 50.615 Southeast Asia
  • 50.711 War and Peace: Security and Stability
  • 50.712 Foreign Policy in the Information Age
  • 50.713 North East Asia
*Papers 10.713A and B are equivalent to the Trinity College London TESOL Certificate, and must be taken in the Summer Term.

JOB OUTCOMES

Highly-skilled graduates are sought after in a wide variety of industries. A graduate qualification will open up a wider range of high-level career opportunities in the following areas.

GENERAL JOB TYPES

  • Executive
  • Manager
  • Specialist
  • Supervisor
  • Team Leader

IN-DEMAND JOB TYPES

  • Advertising and Public Relations 
  • Business Development Manager 
  • Education
  • Financial and Accounting 
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Relations 
  • Management (Business & Administration)
  • Marketing and Sales 
  • Product Management 
  • Quality Controller and Quality Manager 
  • Programme Co-ordinator 
Sources:  ,    Some outcomes may need additional certifications or have additional requirements.

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