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What will I learn?

This course examines the relationship of nations, cultures, languages and systems of government within the international system. It will develop your capacity to analyze the historical development of relations among nation states and contemporary political, social and cultural issues, such as globalization, transnationalism and migration.

International Studies allows students to combine studies from a range of discipline areas, including Asian and Islamic Studies, cultural and social analysis, history, politics and philosophy, and modern languages (Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian or Japanese). The course provides for one semester study abroad during three years of full-time study.

This degree is exclusively for high-achieving students, and will continually challenge you to do even better and build on your academic success. Students in the Dean’s Scholars program are automatically enrolled in The Academy Opens in new window at Western, which offers interdisciplinary leadership programs, professional development and local and international internship and engagement opportunities for students.

Your career

As a graduate of this course, you can look forward to career opportunities in:

Foreign Affairs

International organizations

Media

Business and industry

Education and research

Which department am I in?

School of Humanities and Communication Arts

CRICOS

064562C

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,240.00 (14,04,711) per year

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

Start date

7 March 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Western Sydney University

Parramatta South Campus,

Victoria Road,

RYDALMERE,

New South Wales,

2116, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,240.00 (14,04,711) per year

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

Start date

7 March 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Bankstown Campus

Corner of Horsley Road and Bullecourt Avenue,

New South Wales,

2214, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Australian Year 12 Higher School Certificate in or outside Australia; International Baccalaureate in Australia; New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), Level 3. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic version): 6.5 overall score, minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL internet-based score: Total score 82, Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

For international students

Students must have Successful completion of Year 12 or an equivalent qualification.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 overall score (min 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL internet-based score of 82: Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

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

Pathways options

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About Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University is among the world’s top 2% of universities and places students at the very heart of the University experience.

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  • 48,500 Students, 6,700 International Students