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Bachelor of International Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Brisbane, Australia
A mix of sociology, history, sustainability and law, this Bachelor of International Studies program at University of the Sunshine Coast is designed to help you navigate the contemporary world order, covering studies in international justice, human rights, global environmental politics, media, and international security.
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Overview

In the Bachelor of International Studies program at University of the Sunshine Coast you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the political, cultural, and economic systems of other countries, with a focus on the United States and the Asia-Pacific region. You’ll become familiar with international institutions and the structures of global governance, and examine the relationship between the media and politics. 

You can also choose to complete an internship in a political setting (such as with state and federal politicians, Amnesty International, local councils or community organisations), giving you practical experience and industry connections.

In this program you will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of public international law and international human rights law
  • Intern with politicians or social welfare organisations
  • Use your elective courses to specialise in a chosen area of interest
  • Develop strong communication skills as you research and present arguments on international politics
  • Have the opportunity to study overseas

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    288 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Landscapes, Place and People
  • Indigenous Peoples and the Environment 
  • Historical Geographies
  • The Uses and Abuses of History
  • Explorations in Environmental History
  • Nationalism and Identity in the 20th Century: Themes and Tensions
  • Making History in the Digital Age
  • About Japan: Current Perspectives

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    76

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    50

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 074096G

  • secondary study
  • TAFE/vocational studies
  • tertiary studies
  • bridging/preparatory study
  • other entry qualifications (eg professional qualifications, employment experience, Special Tertiary Admissions Test).
  • refer to Pathways to study for more information
  • have satisfied any subject prerequisites as specified in the 'Why study this program?' tab on your preferred program page. Refer to satisfying subject prerequisites for more information. Recommended prior study is not a prerequisite subject, but a recommendation as to what knowledge students should possess in the subject area.
  • have satisfied the English Language Proficiency requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • National Commonwealth supported places

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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