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University of New England
The online or on-campus Bachelor of International and Language Studies course from the University of New England (UNE) fosters an understanding of another language and culture, enriching your global perspective and understanding of international issues.
In addition to majoring in a language of your choosing, topical issues you'll explore in this course 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. You'll also have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the culture you're studying by spending one trimester on overseas exchange.
This course can lead to a wide variety of employment opportunities both in Australia and abroad, with the potential for graduates to work in the international policy and advocacy fields.
If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Bachelor of International and Language Studies, you could still be eligible to receive a qualification.
Depending on the credit points you've completed, you could exit with the Bachelor of International Studies.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
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 major (choose one):
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of International and Language 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 language 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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