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International Studies, B.Sc.

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University rank #601 (ARWU) Armidale, Australia| Online
International Studies at University of New England   is a three year degree.Students choose two from three majors to specialise in areas of their choice such as Global Politics and Peace; Societies (featuring sociology, development and religion); and Languages.
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 International Studies at University of New England  degree comprises units with a global perspective from several disciplines.

 Topical issues include global security, earth in crisis, Islamic studies, cross-cultural communication, trade, the European Union, and Australia's relations with the US, Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Language can be undertaken in the first year. If students elect to major in Languages they can do one language and its culture to an advanced level (Chinese, Classical Languages, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese or Spanish). Students who undertake the Languages major have the opportunity of transferring, after completion of 96 credit points, to the four-year Bachelor of International and Language Studies and studying abroad for a year. In-country experience and language skills are valued by prospective employers and students have found it immensely rewarding.

For both language and non-language students there is scope to do an overseas exchange trimester with one of UNE's partners in North America, Europe or Asia.

This degree can be studied both on campus and online. The teaching of linguistics and languages, in particular, at UNE is done with cutting edge technology.

Graduates who have successfully completed the Bachelor of International Studies may, on the recommendation of the head of school concerned, continue to an honours year. The honours program comprises advanced coursework and a dissertation (thesis) on a topic of interest to the student.

Career Opportunities

To prepare students for further studies and/or employment in fields relating to international policy and advocacy which can include professions within government, inter-governmental and non-government organisations and the business sector such as: defence forces; environmental advocacy; human rights advocacy; immigration; intelligence agencies; international diplomacy; international commerce; journalism; overseas development assistance; postgraduate studies and academia; public policy making and advice; and public relations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Up to 10 years Part-time

  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The International Economy 
  • Earth in Crisis? 
  • International Relations: An Australian Perspective 
  • Power, Conflict and the Making of Modern Asia 
  • Introduction to Peace Studies 
  • World Religions Today 
  • Introduction to Sociology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    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 049780G

  • A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).
  • Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24990 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24990 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


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