Course details

CRICOS course code: 0100994

Level of study: Bachelor’s Degrees


Are you ready to meet the challenges, opportunities and diversity of a dynamic and every-changing global environment?

A degree in international studies will guide you toward a multitude of careers across the globe: from policy making in China to community development in South America. If you’re passionate about international affairs and cultural diversity, this course will help prepare you for a versatile and imaginative future.

During your studies, you will build a strong understanding of intercultural, social and political issues and how to address them. You have the opportunity to select a specialisation stream, with three to choose from:


Develop communication skills that go beyond multilingualism, explore the nature and politics of language, and grow a stronger appreciation for cultures and communities vastly different from your own.

Your career in International Studies

A career in International Studies prepares you for work across a range of diverse fields, including diplomacy, international aid and development, politics, defence and security, human rights law and communications.

You may also decide to pursue general international studies, instead build knowledge in global history, politics and economics, learn about social theory, risk, and human rough the core and elective subjects you select, you’ll develop professional skills in international relations, diplomacy, business, and humanitarian policy. You’ll learn from experienced professionals and academics who share their knowledge, research, experience and contacts to help you prepare for a varied and exciting global career.

In second and third years, you will have the opportunity to undertake an internship with an international organisation either in Australia or overseas, and be offered the chance to join exchange programs and study tours.

RMIT graduates possess the initiative, independence, language and entrepreneurial skills to handle the challenges of working and managing within culturally diverse environments.

A global career

Learn on the job through overseas internships and develop professional skills in international relations, cultural communications, diplomacy, business and humanitarian policy.

Studies in this degree are designed to prepare you for an illustrious career in a range of fields across the globe. You will study a wide assortment of subjects, ranging from developing a strong understanding of social and political issues through to humanitarian policy making. Taught by established leaders of industry, you will graduate with the knowledge you need to work in any number of fields, creating change and influencing global organisations and relationships.


Be prepared for careers with an international focus in a range of local and overseas organisations, including governments, businesses, NGOs and community organisations.

As a graduate, you will have knowledge of international systems and global processes, cross-cultural negotiation and management, and strategic and ethical leadership.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
31,680 Per Year 17 Jul 2023 3 years
Full time
RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 65% average

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.


RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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