Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Political Science

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Entry requirements

A bachelors degree or extensive relevant practical, professional or scholarly experience.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will have advanced knowledge of international relations, be able to conduct independent research and be capable of critical analysis of evidence and arguments. They will be qualified for careers in international affairs including governmental organisations, journalism, international institutions and civil-society organisations. Some graduates will be able to continue to the Master of International Relations (MIR, VI00A3) or a research-based masters degree. Alternatively, the postgraduate diploma may act as a step-off qualification from the MIR.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Political Science and Policy Studies at this level can earn:


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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601

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