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University of New England
This Bachelor of International Studies course from the University of New England (UNE) allows you to gain an understanding of key international issues in order to develop your transferable skills and meet your career goals.
Topical issues you'll explore include cross-cultural communication, global security, Islamic studies, trade, the European Union, earth in crisis, Australia's relations with the US, Asia and the Pacific and global economies. In your first year, you can elect to study a language and its culture; language and non-language students will also have the chance to do one overseas exchange trimester for a fully immersive educational experience.
The flexible course, offered online or on campus, will offer you numerous exciting career opportunities in Australia and abroad.
This course allows you to undertake an optional Honours year for students who would like to extend the depth and breadth of their undergraduate studies. Completing Honours studies helps improve your problem-solving and research skills, and demonstrates a more wide-ranging understanding of your chosen discipline to prospective employers.
High-achieving students with a GPA that meets the eligibility criteria for this course may be able to complete an additional one-year degree program, and graduate with a Bachelor of International Studies with Honours.
If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Bachelor of International Studies, you could still be eligible to receive a qualification.
Depending on the credit points you've completed, you could exit with the Diploma in Arts.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this international studies course, the subjects you may study include:
Plus one of the following introductory language units:
Approved majors (choose two):
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of International Studies from the University of New England.
Graduate career opportunities are wide-ranging - possible areas of work include the following:
Government, inter-government and non-government organisations; Defence forces; Environmental advocacy; Human rights advocacy; Intelligence agencies; International diplomacy; International commerce; Journalism; Overseas development assistance; Postgraduate studies and academic; Public policy-making and advice or Public relations
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Curious about where a career in international studies could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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