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:

$56,000

Median earnings one year after study

$58,000

Median earnings two years after study

$77,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

78%

Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust

Provided by:

The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust - Secretary

Website:

http://www.blsst.co.nz

Value:

Previous awards have generally been given in the region of $3,000 - $5,000 (per award).

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Norman Kirk Memorial Trust Pasifika Scholarship

Provided by:

Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office

Website:

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

Value:

$6,000 ($2,000 per year per student up to three years).

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601
Email: info-desk@vuw.ac.nz
Web: http://www.vuw.ac.nz

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Sources

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