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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 (24 Feb, 2020)
Program Code
2317
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$32352 (indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
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 2020

1 in Queensland for modern languages

QS World University Rankings 2020

Majors

How you'll learn

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:

  • Travel consultant
  • Ministerial officer
  • Interpreter
  • Foreign language analyst
  • International engagement manager
  • Policy adviser
  • Consular staff member
  • Sales representative
  • Humanitarian resourcing specialist
  • Development program coordinator

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor of International Studies with a GPA of 5.0 for an approved combination of courses.

Prerequisites

Bachelor of International Studies with a GPA of 5.0 for an approved combination of 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.

 

Learn more about English language requirements

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

Majors

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

Chinese

Learning Chinese opens a window to understanding China's culture, way of life and how the nation now plays an increasingly active role in world affairs.

There are separate majors for native speakers of Mandarin and other Chinese dialects.

Many students study Chinese alongside courses in business, education, tourism, engineering, information technology or politics, leading to careers in various fields.

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French

Immerse yourself in French language and French culture.

Courses in this major cover language skills and offer knowledge about some of the major historical, social, literary and philosophical movements in the Francophone world.

Many graduates use their language competency to enhance employability in fields such as business, education, tourism and politics.

View

German

Learn about German language, history and culture, and gain an overview of significant events, trends, places and people in German speaking countries at the heart of modern Europe.

Developing competence in speaking, reading and writing German can improve career outcomes in fields such as business, engineering and law.

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History

The Honours program in History prepares students to undertake advanced research in history, and introduces the techniques, methodologies, writing and communication skills required of the professional researcher.

Students write a thesis of 15,000-20,000 words on a topic of their choice under the direction of a thesis adviser. In addition to the thesis component, students are required to complete four specialist research courses, including one compulsory course in historical theory and/or historiography, and selected courses in the fields of Australian, Asian, American, European, cultural, applied, and community history

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Indonesian

Get to know one of Australia's closest neighbours in this major covering Indonesian history, politics, culture and society.

Learn why Bahasa Indonesia, the official language of Indonesia, has been identified as one of the crucial language skills needed for future Australian growth.

As Indonesia plays a bigger role in our region, this major is beneficial for careers in business, tourism, law, mining and other fields.

View

International Inequality and Development

This major introduces students to the relationship between global development and inequality, with courses covering key issues, concepts and approaches to global development and poverty.

As a student in this major you'll understand development and inequality in historical as well as contemporary contexts, and be introduced to a range of important issues including the roles of different actors and agencies in development, ranging from international institutions to community groups. Graduates can consider roles in international development and humanitarian and community services.

View

International Relations

This major equips you with the necessary theoretical and practical tools to analyse and evaluate events and issues in world politics and how they can be understood both domestically and internationally.

Courses are designed to introduce you to the forces shaping the world around you and help you make sense of current events in their proper analytical, historical and global contexts.

Graduates can consider roles as policy and trade advisers, diplomats, consular attachés or humanitarian affairs advisers.

View

Japanese

Broaden the scope of your personal, social and professional networks when you learn about Japanese language and culture, including the different levels of politeness and contextually appropriate expressions used in Japan.

Many students study Japanese alongside courses like business, education and tourism to broaden their career opportunities in these fields.

View

Korean

Come to understand different ways of thinking about and appreciating Korea's diverse and rich history and culture.

There are speaking and writing courses, along with teachings about Korean films, TV dramas, internet culture and even pop songs.

Many students also undertake other courses in various fields where their major in Korean can a prove a future career asset, like business, education and tourism.

View

Peace and Conflict Studies

Develop a well-informed understanding of what causes political conflict, and the possibilities of finding peaceful solutions.

Issues you'll examine include peacekeeping, ethics and justice, Indigenous politics and development politics.

This major leads to career pathways in diplomacy and foreign affairs, defence and intelligence, international development and humanitarian and community services.

View

Russian

Gain an incredible insight into the broader Russian world.

You'll learn how Russian society has changed over centuries, develop an appreciation of Russian literature, drama and film, and master a language spoken by 200 million people.

You'll develop competence in skills which can translate to careers in business, education and law, or various other fields.

View

Spanish

Become fluent in a language spoken by 400 million people worldwide.

Courses also cover Latin American thinking, European film and how Spanish has become the official language for major international bodies like the United Nations and World Bank.

Mastering a world language like Spanish will enhance future career opportunities if you're also studying business, education, engineering and other fields.

View

Majors

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

Chinese

Learning Chinese opens a window to understanding China's culture, way of life and how the nation now plays an increasingly active role in world affairs.

There are separate majors for native speakers of Mandarin and other Chinese dialects.

Many students study Chinese alongside courses in business, education, tourism, engineering, information technology or politics, leading to careers in various fields.

View

French

Immerse yourself in French language and French culture.

Courses in this major cover language skills and offer knowledge about some of the major historical, social, literary and philosophical movements in the Francophone world.

Many graduates use their language competency to enhance employability in fields such as business, education, tourism and politics.

View

German

Learn about German language, history and culture, and gain an overview of significant events, trends, places and people in German speaking countries at the heart of modern Europe.

Developing competence in speaking, reading and writing German can improve career outcomes in fields such as business, engineering and law.

View

History

The Honours program in History prepares students to undertake advanced research in history, and introduces the techniques, methodologies, writing and communication skills required of the professional researcher.

Students write a thesis of 15,000-20,000 words on a topic of their choice under the direction of a thesis adviser. In addition to the thesis component, students are required to complete four specialist research courses, including one compulsory course in historical theory and/or historiography, and selected courses in the fields of Australian, Asian, American, European, cultural, applied, and community history

View

Indonesian

Get to know one of Australia's closest neighbours in this major covering Indonesian history, politics, culture and society.

Learn why Bahasa Indonesia, the official language of Indonesia, has been identified as one of the crucial language skills needed for future Australian growth.

As Indonesia plays a bigger role in our region, this major is beneficial for careers in business, tourism, law, mining and other fields.

View

International Inequality and Development

This major introduces students to the relationship between global development and inequality, with courses covering key issues, concepts and approaches to global development and poverty.

As a student in this major you'll understand development and inequality in historical as well as contemporary contexts, and be introduced to a range of important issues including the roles of different actors and agencies in development, ranging from international institutions to community groups. Graduates can consider roles in international development and humanitarian and community services.

View

International Relations

This major equips you with the necessary theoretical and practical tools to analyse and evaluate events and issues in world politics and how they can be understood both domestically and internationally.

Courses are designed to introduce you to the forces shaping the world around you and help you make sense of current events in their proper analytical, historical and global contexts.

Graduates can consider roles as policy and trade advisers, diplomats, consular attachés or humanitarian affairs advisers.

View

Japanese

Broaden the scope of your personal, social and professional networks when you learn about Japanese language and culture, including the different levels of politeness and contextually appropriate expressions used in Japan.

Many students study Japanese alongside courses like business, education and tourism to broaden their career opportunities in these fields.

View

Korean

Come to understand different ways of thinking about and appreciating Korea's diverse and rich history and culture.

There are speaking and writing courses, along with teachings about Korean films, TV dramas, internet culture and even pop songs.

Many students also undertake other courses in various fields where their major in Korean can a prove a future career asset, like business, education and tourism.

View

Peace and Conflict Studies

Develop a well-informed understanding of what causes political conflict, and the possibilities of finding peaceful solutions.

Issues you'll examine include peacekeeping, ethics and justice, Indigenous politics and development politics.

This major leads to career pathways in diplomacy and foreign affairs, defence and intelligence, international development and humanitarian and community services.

View

Russian

Gain an incredible insight into the broader Russian world.

You'll learn how Russian society has changed over centuries, develop an appreciation of Russian literature, drama and film, and master a language spoken by 200 million people.

You'll develop competence in skills which can translate to careers in business, education and law, or various other fields.

View

Spanish

Become fluent in a language spoken by 400 million people worldwide.

Courses also cover Latin American thinking, European film and how Spanish has become the official language for major international bodies like the United Nations and World Bank.

Mastering a world language like Spanish will enhance future career opportunities if you're also studying business, education, engineering and other fields.

View

Fees and Scholarships

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

Indicative annual fee

AUD $32,352

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) for the 2020 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

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

Indicative annual fee

AUD $6,684

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

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

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

All international applications should be submitted to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country. 

The program code for the Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) is 2317

Find out more about applying for honours study 

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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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