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International Studies with Honours, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #601 (ARWU) Armidale, Australia| Online
International Studies with Honours  at University of New England  offers the opportunity for in depth study of topical issues significant to humanity and the future of our planet. Honours comprises coursework and a dissertation on a topic of particular interest to the student.
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The precise topic is determined in consultation with their supervisor. The precise topic is determined in consultation with their supervisor.International Studies with Honours  at University of New England  degree is flexible and can be studied both on campus and online.

Career Opportunities

Students are able to further their studies and/or employment in fields relating to international policy and advocacy. 

Depending on the major, these 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; non-government organisations; overseas development assistance; postgraduate studies and academia; public policy making and advice; and public relations.

Knowledge of a Discipline

Graduates will have obtained an in-depth knowledge of one or more cognate disciplines in their chosen majors. This will include an appreciation of the processes through which knowledge has evolved in these disciplines. They will also be familiar with transnational and multicultural approaches to the understanding of various issues. This knowledge is taught via lectures or podcasts, interactive discussion in class or online, set readings and assessments.

Communication Skills

Graduates will have developed good communication skills in their written work. They will have adopted a scholarly approach to research, presentation, writing and referencing. Assessment tasks foster these skills. On-campus students hone verbal skills in class.

Problem Solving

Many disciplines in this degree challenge students to apply their critical reasoning capacity to address real problems and dilemmas facing individuals, states, inter-governmental organisations and non-government actors. Graduates will have developed skills to compare, analyse and evaluate conflicting 'facts', arguments and perspectives with a view to finding solutions to problems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • International Studies (Hons) Coursework
  • International Studies (Hons) Dissertation

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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    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 084071A

1. Admission to candidature shall be determined by the Head of School on the recommendation of the Course Coordinator.2. Except as provided in Rule 3, a candidate for admission to the honours course shall:

  • (a) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of International Studies from The University of New England; and
  • (b) have attained a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (Credit); and
  • (c) have achieved 18 credit points at Distinction level or better in 300-level units in the major in which the candidate wishes to proceed; and

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24990 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24990 AUD per year and a duration of 12 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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