Bachelor of International Studies

The Bachelor of International Studies is a four-year, full-time (or seven-year part-time) degree that challenges you to examine how the world is changing around you. You’ll develop lateral and critical thinking skills, which are essential for understanding the complexities of local and global environments.

In this degree, you’ll explore contemporary global issues from a variety of different perspectives. The skills you learn are internationally recognised and highly valued by employers and the industry. Our academics will teach you how to master your presentation techniques, language proficiency, intellectual flexibility and interpersonal skills.

Awaken Your Curiosity

Students of International Studies are often natural diplomats, some have a gift for languages, but all have a heightened curiosity about the world. By your final year, you’ll live and learn on exchange by plunging headfirst into local language and customs.

Studying a Bachelor of International Studies will give you an opportunity to enhance your global engagement as well as provide benefits in regards to careers, internships and professional networking events. This knowledge will enable you to analyse the shifting forces of sovereignty, nationalism, conflict, humanitarian aid and movements of people across borders and the globe.

Your Career

Be challenged by the dynamics of global and regional change, explore key developments in international politics and economics and evaluate why the world is changing around us. The Bachelor of International Studies satisfies a growing demand for graduates who are highly skilled, well-informed and professionally equipped to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing global environment.

Our graduates can be found in professions and industries worldwide, including UN and intelligence agencies, humanitarian aid, human rights organisations, international development organisations, foreign affairs, journalism, tourism, trade and banks. 

What Our Academics Say

"UNSW Arts & Social Sciences is proud of creating an environment focused on engaging and enabling students from all backgrounds and all cultures not just to enter university, but to flourish in their studies and find pathways to interesting, satisfying and worthwhile careers. Our alumni can be found in 120 countries across the globe, creating change and carving out remarkable careers in Not-for-Profit, Government, Media, Education, Public Policy, Social Justice and Consulting sectors, among many others."

– David Blaazer, Associate Professor

You can find more information on this degree including entry requirements on the UNSW Degree Finder.

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