This course examines the relationship of nations, cultures, languages and systems of government within the international system.
Alternative entry options apply for this degree. Please see our handbook for details.
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International Studies at Western
International Studies provides you with the diverse skills and knowledge needed to meet the changes in societies, governments and businesses.
It develops your capacity to analyse the historical development of relations among nation states and contemporary political, social and cultural issues, such as globalisation, transnationalism and migration.
You will be able to combine studies from a range of discipline areas, including Asian and Islamic Studies, cultural and social analysis, history, politics and philosophy, and modern languages (Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian or Arabic). The course provides for one semester study abroad during three years of full-time.
The major in International Relations and Asian Studies has been designed to meet the needs of Australian government, business and society to engage the states and peoples of Asia at all levels in pursuit of national interests and as part of the globalisation process. It will provide you with the opportunity to study contemporary Asia, as well as the rich and diverse histories, politics, cultures and languages of Asian countries. You will also understand the international issues affecting Australia’s interests and role in the region and in the world at large.
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Our HSC True Reward early offer program will give you much-needed peace of mind, during a year of disruption. Acknowledging your hard work, our HSC True Reward program provides you with the opportunity to receive an early offer
to Western based on your Year 11* or Year 12 subject results and not your ATAR.
Applications for our HSC True Reward program are now open.
*Those that apply based on their Year 11 results will need to successfully complete the HSC.
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As an International Studies graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities as a:
- Business advisor
- Cultural and public policy analyst
- Executive in an international organisation
- Teacher (with further study)
Diplomats serve as representatives of their governments and work to protect the interests of their country. Diplomats critically analyse and advise on policies, engage in culture and travel extensively.
Further study can open the path to teaching in both a primary and high school environment, with a specialisation in international relations.
A researcher undertakes further research in the field of International Relations. Most researchers are academics at university, who also teach students and design courses.
Policy Analysts collect and analyse information and data to develop and analyse policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government operations and programs.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.