Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Session 3

Session 3Session 3 (Summer School) is an intensive study period, running in December 2015 through to February 2016. Macquarie University will offer units from the Master of International Relations (MIR)and the Masters of Politics and Public Policy (MPP) program during the summer break.

Students may choose to enrol in either or both of these units. For one unit there will be five full days of face-to-face teaching on campus at Macquarie University.

Information re course materials will be made available in November 2015. You will be given time for preparation and reading before attending the classes. Final assessment tasks will be due for submission at the end of January 2016.

Who should apply

These units are suitable for students who are currently enrolled in the Master of International Relations, Master of Politics and Public Policy, Double Degrees with International Relations, PG Diploma and Certificate in IR. They are also open to cross-institutional postgraduate students who wish to undertake units not available at their home institution.

In some cases, these units may also be appropriate for non-award students who have completed a bachelor degree, and have a professional interest in the subject matter, but are not currently enrolled in a postgraduate degree program.

Please contact the department for further details on eligibility.

Places in this program will be limited, so early registration is recommended.

On Campus Unit Offering

IRPG844 The Asian-Pacific Region and Australia

This elective unit studies the international relations of Australia in the Asian-Pacific region, focusing on government policy in foreign, security and economic policy but also including the interactions of NGOs and individual Australians with the global system in such issues as disarmament, the environment, human rights, foreign aid and labour conditions. Australia's bilateral and multilateral relations will also be considered.

Unit Convenor - Conor Keane on (

We will be also offering:
Please check your study pattern and the prerequisites to ensure that you are eligible to undertake these units. Note that neither of these units have any scheduled class time, but you are expected to be available to work steadily on your project during the entire teaching period of Session 3, beginning 7th December 2015.

If you are intending to undertake any of these units in Session 3, please enrol via e-Student as soon as possible so that we have confirmed numbers.



Admission Information

Attendance Mode: On-campus block teaching
Commencing: December 2015
Admission requirements: Currently enrolled in MIR,MPP, Double Degree with IR, PGDip or Cert IR, or similar cross institutional postgraduate degree, OR completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree and relevant professional experience.
Credit points per unit: 4
Tuition fees: Click here

Key Dates

Applications open 1 September 2015
via eStudent (for current MQ students) or through the 
Centre for Open Education
(all other students)

Final Closing Dates:
16 December 2015 for current students

Final assessment tasks due end Jan 2016

Enrolment Enquiries

T: +61 2 9850 7470 
F: +61 2 9850 7480