Flinders University, School of International StudiesBy Asian Correspondent Feb 21, 2013 6:21PM UTC
The Flinders University School of International Studies is an Australian leader for studying International Affairs. A strong teaching record, strategic position in the Asia-Pacific region and powerful networks into China and Japan make Flinders a particularly popular destination for postgraduate students in Asia.
Flinders University hosts a diverse student body, with representatives from more than 90 countries actively involved on campus. This enhances the academic environment and prepares postgraduate students to navigate complex policies, conflicts and political exchanges that take place on the international stage of the 21st-century.
Postgraduate students at the School of International Studies benefit from a favorable student-teacher ratio, plenty of personal academic assistance, opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research and 24-hour access to computer facilities.
Postgraduate work at the School of International Studies comes in a variety of packages. Students can pursue a traditional Master of Arts degree or a Graduate Diploma. Research degrees are also available.
The following are the primary MA programs offered through the School of International Studies:
Master of Arts in International Relations
This degree program is presented by a diverse set of international teaching staff with a broad base of expertise, ranging from religion and politics to security and stabilization. Opportunities to study overseas are integrated into the degree, with an emphasis on a joint Global Citizenship course offered at Hiroshima, Japan.
Master of Arts in International Relations in Economy and Trade
This special master’s program that is offered in China through a partnership with Nankai University. It prepares students with the tools and knowledge needed to formulate, research, analyze and evaluate public policy.
Master of Arts in International Development
This program benefits from award-winning staff who bring a broad base of experience to the classroom. The course takes an international scope, and topics draw on case studies taken from Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region.
Flinders University’s vibrant multicultural atmosphere is central to the success of the School of International Studies. In the past few years, more than half of all new enrollees have hailed from outside of Australia, a fact that is driving on-campus diversity to new heights.
Furthermore, the School of International Studies maintains strong ties with partner universities across Asia, including several in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan.