This Bachelor of International Studies will give you a strong understanding of the international forces shaping government, business and community life in Australia and globally.
An exciting feature of the course is an immersive international experience. It aims to give you an-depth understanding of a particular society, and may involve studying at an overseas university, working for an international organisation or learning a language.
Graduates of this degree find interesting work in aid, government, non-profit organisations and international businesses.
As an online student you’ll have the flexibility to study when and where it suits you, and graduate with the same globally-recognised Deakin University qualification as an on-campus student.
Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
Previous studies or work experience
A form of international experience is required
2 start dates per year.
Study now pay later – HECS-HELP
You can gain entry into the Bachelor of International Studies by fulfilling one of these criteria:
In all cases, selection is based primarily on academic merit. Information on your existing qualifications and work experience will also be considered in the selection process (and you may also gain credit for prior learning).
You’ll learn skills in analysis and interpretation of the international forces shaping government, business and community life in contemporary Australia.
You will also develop a systematic understanding of other countries and societies, as well as cross-cultural competencies, through an internationally oriented curriculum.
A form of international experience is an essential part of this course.
You will need to complete one of these options:
Students must complete 24 credit points of study, including six core units; a major sequence selected from the list below; and at least two credit points of approved international experience.
International study experience
Students have the opportunity to undertake one of the following:
For more information on the course structure contact a SEEK Learning consultant.
As an online student you’ll watch lectures, complete readings and participate in tutorials, just like an on-campus student. The difference is you’ll do this online, when it suits you.
Deakin was one of the first universities in Australia to deliver courses for off-campus students, and they pride themselves on an online learning system that is cutting-edge, engaging and easy to use.
There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme.
This means you don’t need to pay upfront for the course if you:
You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.