International Studies

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 14.7 k / Year(s) Deadline: Mar 12, 2024
201–250 place StudyQA ranking:3974 Duration:3 semestrs

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The Master of International Studies is an interdisciplinary coursework degree grounded in theoretical and professional perspectives. It reflects the growing realisation that understanding and addressing complex global challenges requires an approach that goes beyond traditional academic disciplinary boundaries. The course seeks to explain, debate, critically analyse and apply key concepts and ideas in international studies to give its graduates a strong understanding of the dynamics of internationalisation, globalisation, development and social change.

The combination of knowledge from the higher level coursework subjects plus training in research methods will give MIS graduates key skills to start a career in the public sector, in internationally-focused private sectors organisation, non-governmental organisations and, of course, in international organisations. It is also designed for people wanting extra skills to enable them to take the next step in their career or change careers.

  • Politics of International Relations
  • Social Change and Development
  • Research Methods and Design
  • Thesis in International Studies

Plus ONE of the following

  • Research Project  in International Studies
  • Extended Research Project in International Studies

Electives Schedule 1

  • Global Issues: Concepts and Challenges
  • The UN, Global Governance and Diplomacy
  • International Law and Diplomacy
  • The Asian Century: Issues and Challenges
  • Globalisation and Citizenship
  • International Economic Relations
  • Global Labour Migration
  • Comparative Public Policy
  • Internship in International Studies

A Maximum of THREE subjects can be selected from Electives Schedule 2 below

  • Global Technology and Cultural Transformation
  • Politics in the USA
  • Conflict, Peace and Security
  • Collective Action and Social Movements
  • Cultures in Dispossession
  • Recognised Bachelor degree with a major or minor sequence in politics, history, global studies, sociology, law, economics or a related social science discipline. Applicants with other qualifications with relevant professional experience may be considered.
  • Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Certificate in Global Citizenship, but who do not have an Undergraduate Degree will need to have achieved a minimum credit average in the Graduate Certificate to meet entry to the Master of International Studies.
  • Level of English is required to gain admission. IELTS Academic 6.5. TOEFL (Internet-based) - 88.
  • All students are required to pay  Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of their student visa.  OSHC provides for medical and hospital cover for students and their dependants.Our preferred OSHC provider is BUPA. 
  • Australia Award Scholarships
  • Endeavour Scholarships

Student Services and Amenities Fee

The SAF is a compulsory charge, introduced following changes to Australian Government legislation, which funds improvements to facilities for students across a broad range of service areas, such as subsidised food outlets, childcare, student advocacy as well as sporting, recreational and cultural activities. 

All international students enrolled at UOW will be invoiced twice yearly for the amount determined each year.  The SAF 2016 fee is: 

  • Wollongong campus $290.00 per year
  • Sydney campus $145.00 per year
  • Wollongong Innovation Campus $145.00 per year
  • Other campuses in Australia $145.00 per year

Living Expenses

In addition to tuition fees, a single student living in Wollongong will require $10,000 to  $12,000 a year – depending on lifestyle – to cover accommodation, food, transport and other expenses including text books and study materials and entertainment.

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