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Bachelor of International Studies (Honours)

Overview

Pursue a career anywhere in the world with the Honours degree that elevates your already thorough knowledge of global issues from social science perspectives and your enhanced capacity for cross-cultural understanding.

The world is yours with this high-profile program, designed to prepare you for leading positions with international health and aid agencies, government departments or non-profit organisations.

During your study you'll develop core skills and knowledge in theory and research, immersing yourself in the cultural and communicative aspects of globalisation and the world system through coursework and a research project in your chosen field.

Along your journey to graduation you'll learn how to think clearly, flexibly and critically, know how to weigh up evidence and arguments, and make rational choices. You'll gain the skills to express yourself effectively, work cooperatively in a team, and demonstrate a depth of understanding in one or more areas of knowledge.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1 Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022)
Program Code
2317
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$33056 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022)
Semester dates for 2023 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
2317
CRICOS Code
074243B
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • The Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) degree develops core skills and knowledge in theory and research in the cultural and communicative aspects of globalisation and the world system.
  • The program is based on a combination of coursework and a research project in the chosen field of study.

1 in Queensland for politics and international studies

QS World University Rankings 2021

1 in Queensland for modern languages

QS World University Rankings 2021

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • History

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2022.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Ministerial officer
  • Asia-Pacific international relations adviser
  • Interpreter
  • Foreign language analyst
  • International engagement manager
  • Policy adviser
  • Consular staff member
  • Humanitarian resourcing specialist
  • Development program coordinator

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

  • Bachelor of International Studies degree
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification (or higher amount set by the Head of School) in a relevant major or the relevant Honours entry courses.

Prerequisites

  • Bachelor of International Studies degree
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification (or higher amount set by the Head of School) in a relevant major or the relevant Honours entry courses.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Additional application information

Individual schools may have additional requirements and/or specific closing dates for applications. Please refer to the The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Honours website for administering school contact details.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fields of study

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $33,056

Indicative annual fee 2022

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) for the 2022 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

AUD $14,500

Indicative annual fee 2021 Commonwealth supported place

Fee information for 2022 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2021.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) for one academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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