Political and International Studies

Political and International Studies (PAIS) at UNE help to enhance your capacity to make important contributions to Australia and the world. As a student you get the opportunity to acquire a broader and deeper understanding of the world in which we live, at local, national, regional and global levels.

Bachelor of International Studies

Study modeOn-campus/online
Duration3 years full time/up to 10 years part time

The Bachelor of International Studies is a three-year degree comprising of units with a global perspective from several disciplines. Topical issues include global security, earth in crisis, Islamic studies, cross-cultural communication, trade, the European Union, and Australia's relations with the US, Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Students choose two from three majors to specialise in areas of their choice such as Global Politics and Peace; Societies (featuring sociology, development and religion); and Languages.

Language can be undertaken in the first year. If students elect to major in Languages they can do one language and its culture to an advanced level (Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese or Spanish). Students who undertake the Languages major have the opportunity of transferring, after completion of 96 credit points, to the four-year Bachelor of International and Language Studies and studying abroad for a year. In-country experience and language skills are valued by prospective employers and students have found it immensely rewarding.

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Bachelor of International Studies
Bachelor of International and Language Studies