Bachelor of Arts - International Studies

RMIT University

Engage with the challenges, opportunities and diversity brought about by a rapidly changing global environment. From policy making in China to community development in South America, graduates of this course land upon a range of careers across the globe. Students gain knowledge of global intercultural, social, linguistic and political issues and processes. Offering specialist studies in topics such as global interconnectedness, international relations and languages other than English, this course lets students choose their own adventure. Students undertake a professional internship with an international organisation either in Australia or overseas and have access to overseas exchange programs and study tours as part of a close-knit and vibrant student community. Our graduates possess the initiative, independence, language and entrepreneurial skills to face the challenges of working and managing within and across culturally diverse environments.

Course Fee:

International: $74,880

Entry Requirements:

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.


International studies sequence - You will explore global-local interconnections through innovative, problem-based learning experiences including: global history, global political processes, international political economy, human mobility, global political and social theory, risk and global governance, international human rights and law, International work practice sequence. Language sequence - You will specialise in languages other than English, choosing from a selection of languages offered through cross-institutional enrolment. You'll also study global language issues and professional communication. Elective sequence - You will choose specialised courses in areas including: diplomacy and security, international aid and development, justice, business, media, culture and communications, public policy, environmental sustainability, community service, indigenous studies.

Subjects you can Study:

Cross cultural studies, Cultural diversity, Globalisation, History, Human rights, International development, International economics, International law, International relations, International studies, Language and culture studies, Language and literacy, Politics and policy studies, Social research methods.

Study Pathways:

Graduates of the following RMIT programs are eligible for exemptions (subject to certain criteria): Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs, Diploma of Community Services (Case Management), Advanced Diploma of Interpreting, Advanced Diploma of Translating, Diploma of Youth Work, Diploma of Financial Counselling.

Further information:

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include international business manager, international educator, international aid worker, international development worker, international policy adviser, foreign affairs officer, civil service, communications officer, social researcher, international political analyst, journalist

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City 87.15 No Full time 3 years
City 87.15 No Part time 6 years
Founded in 1887, RMIT became a university in 1992. It offers both higher education and vocational education courses with over 82,000 students including 31,160 international students, of whom 18,860 are taught outside Australia (almost 7,000 at RMIT Vietnam).

Over 900 courses exist to graduate at all levels, including certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and associate, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. RMIT University is a global university of technology and design offering areas of study including: aerospace and aviation; architecture, building and planning; art and design; business; communication; community and welfare; computing and information systems; education and training; engineering and related technologies; environment; health sciences; humanities, social sciences and legal; manufacturing and processing; and science and mathematics.

RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, with smaller sites at Hamilton and Point Cook. Main campus in Melbourne's CBD is spread over a number of Melbourne city blocks. There are art galleries, cinemas, bookshops and cafes on campus. The Brunswick campus is six kilometres from the city and offers state-of-the-art specialist graphic technology, fashion and textile facilities - with access to the on-campus International Fibre Centre. The Bundoora campus is set in extensive parklands and offers courses in life sciences, education and manufacturing/mechanical engineering.

RMIT also two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Barcelona, Spain. They also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Spain and Germany, and enjoy research and industry partnerships on every continent.

RMIT was awarded the Premier's Award for International Education and the award for Excellence in the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards.

Provider CRICOS: 00122A

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