Students of international studies, whether they are aspiring diplomats or gifted linguists, have a natural curiosity about the world. This degree challenges you to examine the dynamics of global and regional change, explore developments in international politics and economics, and evaluate the ways in which the world is changing.
This knowledge will enable you to analyse the shifting forces of sovereignty, nationalism, conflict, humanitarian aid and movements of people across borders and across the globe.
UNSW has more than 200 partner universities in over 38 countries. Learn through experience as you live and study in another country on a one-year exchange program, plunging headfirst into local language and customs. And no need to worry as your overseas classes can be taken in English.
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Double degree options
This degree can be combined with Media (Communication & Journalism), Media (PR & Advertising), Media (Screen & Sound Production) and Law.
- International business consultant
- Government agencies, including Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- United Nations
- Non-governmental organisations
- Tourism and trade adviser
Work Integrated Learning
As an International Studies student, you have the option to enrol in a degree credit work integrated learning course. We offer a range of internship and placement opportunities so you can put theory into practice and gain valuable professional experience.
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