1 x 2-hour seminar 4 weekly
1 x 7-hour independent study weekly
1 x 45-hour industry placement per semester
36 units of topics
Other requirements
Students should apply via lodging an Ask Flinders request.
Assumed knowledge
It is assumed that students have a basic knowledge of core concepts of International Relations and Political Science from completed studies.
Placement, Proposal, Presentation, Report
Topic description

Flinders graduates in international relations and political science will enter a globalised workforce to which they can contribute a range of skills and knowledge attributes developed and honed during their studies.

The purpose of this topic is to help prepare participants for this dynamic future through work-based experience in domestic and/or international contexts. The experience might be through participation in an approved international or domestic study tour, work-placement, volunteer program or practicum (either offshore or onshore); or through an approved program of reflection on prior international or domestic experience.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Facilitate, recognise and reward domestic and/or international work or work-related experience for each student
  • Cultivate students' capacity to reflect on their experiences through at least one of the frameworks of experiential learning, reflective practice, or action learning
  • Develop an awareness of complications and opportunities attending work in a domestic or international context
  • Help students apply learning from topics in their degree majors to decision-making in their domestic or international work-related experience
  • Help students reflect on and develop life skills through a domestic or international work-related experience
  • Support students' developing scholarly communication (written and oral; formal and informal; descriptive and analytic)

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Evaluate experience after undertaking an approved domestic or international experience and/or approved reflection on this experience
  2. Assess complications and opportunities attending work in a domestic or international context
  3. Integrate prior learning to enrich your domestic or international experience and support associated decision making
  4. Evaluate life skill competencies in real-world contexts
  5. Discuss your experience orally and in writing