The Graduate Diploma of International Affairs (GDIA) is a flexible 1-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) postgraduate qualification designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required for understanding emerging issues in international, political and strategic affairs, both globally and in Asia and the Pacific.
Through a wide range of Master degree course choices, students will learn how to critically analyse international affairs and foreign and defence policies. The GDIA will engage students in a diverse range of disciplines and explore how issues such as globalisation, development, democratisation, terrorism, human security, war and conflict drive political developments in the Asia Pacific region and around the world.
The program provides a pathway for entry into ANU Masters programs in Diplomacy, International Relations, Strategic Studies and Globalisation. Students who are considering proceeding from this qualification into an approved Master program should seek academic advice from the relevant program convenor in order to ensure that the courses taken during the Graduate Diploma are eligible for credit toward their chosen Master degree.
This program provides students with an understanding of world politics and prepares them with the necessary skills to advance their career in a wide range of professions such as:
* Diplomatic / Foreign service
* Foreign affairs
* Government and public service
* International security
* Intergovernmental agencies
* International trade and business
* International development and aid
* Multinational corporations
* Private not for profit
* Think tanks, policy institutes, and research centres