Bachelor of International Studies / Bachelor of Social Science



Delivery Mode On campus
Location Bankstown; Parramatta
Duration  4F / 8P
Intake Information Semester 1 (Autumn); Semester 2 - (Spring)
Apply Direct Code 1807.1
UAC Code 724522 [Bankstown]; 720523 [Parramatta]
Entrance Rank 70.00 [Bankstown]; 70.00 [Parramatta]
Fee Information

Local Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.



Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationBankstown; Parramatta
Intake InformationSemester 1 (Autumn); Semester 2 - (Spring)
Course Code1807.1 [CRICOS CODE: 086124K] 
Entrance Rank

Please refer to Admission Requirements

Fee Information

International Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.


The Bachelor of International Studies /Bachelor of Social Science degree is a broadly based, inter-disciplinary four-year double degree offering flexibility and choice within a wide range of offerings in the social sciences, as well as studies of International Relations and Asian Studies and an Asian language. The degree seeks to equip all students with the interdisciplinary and specialist skills and knowledge that a new graduate would need on entering the workforce or on proceeding to advanced study. There is a Core of 11 units offering an introduction to the humanities and a solid grounding in the social sciences. Students choose a major from the social sciences; a major in International Relations and Asian Studies, and a sub-major in an Asian language. The double degree provides a wide base for understanding issues in the complex, culturally diverse and ever-changing social and international environment of the 21st century both in Australia and Asia.


Access information about the units (subjects) you will complete as well as important admission information:

Review the Course Admission and Subject Information

Career opportunities for the Bachelor of International Studies/ Bachelor of Social Science

Foreign affairs

Diplomats and foreign ministers serve as representatives of their governments and work to protect the interests of their country. Careers in foreign affairs involve persuasive and fair conversation,critical analysis of policies, cultural engagement and extensive travel. Study of an Asian language increases opportunity in foreign affairs.

International organisations

International organisations such as the United Nations or European Union advise on policy and maintain fair international relations. International organisations fill a variety of roles in communications, administration and law.

Social policy development

Policy development involves researching, compiling and analysing a range of facts that relate to the benefit of society. It involves working with a range of government agencies and community groups to pinpoint relevant solutions.

Social advocacy and activism

Social advocacy involves representing the needs of children and the community and acting as an ambassador to achieve goals that are integral to their development. Advocacy can be on behalf of a not for profit or government or non-government organisation.

Academic Profile

Doctor Neil Hall

Neil Hall has been a lecturer at WSU since 1997 where he teaches in the Bachelor of Social Work, specialising in group work. He worked as a social work practitioner in street work, adolescent health, drug and alcohol, sport, and as a sessional group work specialist in prisons and juvenile justice centres. He researches both individually and collaboratively in the areas of men and boys, engagement, and health & wellbeing. He is curren…

Read academic profile

How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the International Admissions pages.