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What will I learn?

Studying a Bachelor of Arts degree alongside a Bachelor of International Studies will give you essential skills, including critical and creative thinking, effective communication, and problem-solving, all of which are required for high achievement in a range of global careers.

A Bachelor of Arts degree is one of the most popular degrees at University. Students who are passionate and curious about humanity and society enjoy the breadth and flexibility of the Bachelor of Arts degree. This degree will allow you to hone your skills of analysis and interpretation, and your ability to synthesise complex ideas; skills that are essential to practical problem solving and highly valuable to a wide range of employers. Every real-world problem today has a cultural and social dimension that can be understood using the skills you will gain doing a Bachelor of Arts degree, whichever major you choose.

International Studies is the analysis, appreciation and study of the diversity of the global community. It examines the relationships of politics, society, culture, language, and history in a range of countries and globally. International Studies teaches you how to analyse national and global issues. You will learn about the forces shaping the modern world and the theories that underpin our understanding of the most important global issues. You will also gain language skills and we strongly encourage students to undertake study abroad to further expand their skills.

What you will study

For the Bachelor of International Studies you will take some core international studies subjects and choose one major from International Relations or Global Sustainable Development. As part of the degree you will also study a language minor, choosing from Mandarin, French, Italian, Japanese or Spanish.

You will also choose one major in the Bachelor of Arts degree; Archaeology and Ancient History, English Literatures, Environmental Humanities, French, History, Indigenous Studies, Japanese, Legal Studies, Mandarin (Non-Chinese Background Students), Mandarin (Character Background Students), Philosophy, Photography, Politics, International Relations, Sociology, Spanish, Creative Writing, or Writing and English Literatures. In addition to the arts major you will choose a minor or a second major from the Bachelor of Arts offerings.

Why choose this course

When you study international studies and humanities at UOW, you step onto a world stage with global opportunities. You'll benefit from our expertise in international relations, our involvement in issues of global development and sustainability, and our focus on global media and communications. Studying a double degree at UOW lets you stand out from the crowd through the breadth of skills and expertise gained.

At UOW, you will learn from experts who head international committees and edit journals that have worldwide circulation, who are exploring socio-political issues in health, science and technology, law and the environment and who research the vibrancy of language and its origins, or the cultural impact of an electronic culture.

Career opportunities

Archiving and Librarianship
Art & Design

Arts
Business Development & Administration
Community & Social Services
Consultancy
Diplomacy
Education
Entrepreneurship

Government Policy

Healthcare Policy & Management
Heritage Specialist
Historian

Human Resources
Information Technology & Design
Journalism
Social Policy
Translation & Interpreting

Legal Work
Marketing & Advertising
Media & Publishing
Politics
Production and Management
Tourism and Hospitality
Writing

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

CRICOS

069059M

Study options

Full Time (4.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$27,360.00 (14,74,138) per year
AUD $123,120 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $13,680

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2023

More details

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023

Venue

University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,

UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG,

New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission into this degree you need to have completed an undergraduate degree. The UOW School of Law requires a minimum average mark of 70% (or GPA/WAM equivalent).

For international students

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0;

TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 86, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 62; All bands 54.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready and enjoys an excellent international reputation for teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 1% for graduate quality
  • Offers a range of exchanges, scholarships and bursaries
  • Provides students top-class sporting facilities
  • Annually welcomes almost 6000 international students