Study International studies

To succeed in today's economy you need a diverse skill set and a real-world view. You also need wide ranging knowledge to meet the shifting complexities and challenges associated with an evolving international agenda. This program has been designed to meet those challenges. International Studies at Western Sydney University examines world affairs in the political, economic, social and cultural areas.

International Studies provides students with the diverse skills and knowledge needed to meet the changes in societies, governments and businesses. The course examines the relationships of societies, cultures, languages and systems of government within the international system. It will develop your capacity to analyse the historical development of relations among nation states and contemporary political, social and cultural issues.

International Studies combines Asian studies, history, international governance, international relations, peace studies, politics, security studies, and modern languages (Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and Japanese). The course provides for one semester of study abroad during three years of full-time study.

International Courses

Course NameLocationDurationATAR
Bachelor of Language and Linguistics Bankstown 3F / 6P 79.30
Bachelor Psychological Studies (Honours) Bankstown 1F or EqP Not applicable
Bachelor of International Studies Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 70.05; 70.10
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Creative Industries Parramatta 4F / 8P 74.50
Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars) / Pathway to Teaching (Primary) Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta 4F / 7P 90.00; 90.00; 90.00
Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean's Scholars Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta 4F / 7P 90.00; 90.00; 90.00

Careers in International Studies

You may pursue roles in:

  • Business and industry
  • Cultural and public policy
  • Education and research
  • Overseas organisations
  • State and federal public services
  • Trade and tourist organisations

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