International Studies Careers

Do you love learning about other cultures, their languages and political systems? A career based on international studies could see you land anywhere on the planet.

Countries today are deeply interconnected through international business, media and travel. Having a grasp of the language, customs and laws of other cultures opens up fantastic opportunities in government, non-government organisations, the media and multinational business.

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  • International Political Economy

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    HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP

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    Serving as an introduction to the International Political Economy, this unit from Murdoch University explores the interaction of politics and economics in the increasingly global economy.
  • Human Rights Project Preparation

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    FEE-HELP

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    Human Rights Project Preparation is an online unit offered by Curtin University that can be either research- or practice-based, depending on your preferences.
  • States and Nations

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    HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP

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    States and Nations examines the principle of national self-determination and its use as justification for the creation of new states.
  • Human Rights Instruments and Institutions

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    Enrol in this online Curtin University unit to learn about the Human Rights Instruments and Institutions that contribute to the global promotion of human rights.
  • Master of Human Rights

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    The Master of Human Rights international studies course is offered online by Curtin University, providing education and training in a range of human rights issues.
  • China's Rise: Challenges and Opportunities

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    China's Rise: Challenges and Opportunities is an online postgraduate unit offered by Griffith University that examines the rise of China as a global power.

International Studies news & views

Where in the world can international studies take you?

One of those transferable degrees, international studies is a great option for anyone looking to learn about the world, around the world.

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Yvonne Oberhollenzer - International Relations Coordinator, College of Economics, Vietnam National University, Hanoi

'Every day something comes up that either amazes me or frustrates me, but the fact that there's so much happening all the time is what makes it so much fun to live here.'

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Belinda Lawton - Media, Communications and Education Officer, The Alliance for Safe Children, Bangkok

'I like to think in some way I've made a difference and contributed to the growing awareness of the problem of child injury across Asia.'

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Gillian Cook - Coordinator, Darfur Australia Network, Sydney

'Getting involved in a volunteering capacity with community organisations is a great first step into humanitarian work. You should look at the area that interests you – whether it's women's rights or a specific country or issue.'

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