The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies has been designed to build your language and culture skills, intercultural competencies and international awareness alongside the professional skills you gain in your degree.
Combined with another undergraduate degree, you’ll also be able to spend the fourth year of your program studying overseas.
Note: International Studies is not a standalone program.
Why choose International Studies?
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UTS was the first university in Australia to offer International Studies as part of a combined degree. In 2019, we're celebrating 25 years!
- Develop desirable skills
With a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, you'll develop skills and attributes such as resilience, adaptability, independence, time and project management and critical thinking. These skills are highly sought after by employers, which will help you stand out in your first interview.
- Gain a global perspective
By studying the language and culture of another country, you'll gain the communication and interpersonal skills required for a career overseas or in a multinational organisation. You'll also build a network of global connections that you can draw upon throughout your personal and professional life.
- 100+ partnerships
We have more than 100 partner universities in 14 countries, where you'll spend a whole year living, studying and learning about another culture. Read the monthly blogs of our students currently completing their In-Country Study.
- An international edge
By combining the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with one of 29 course offerings, you'll give your professional qualification an international edge.
- Financial support
When it's time for you to set off on your year abroad, we'll cover the cost of your airfare, visa and insurance so all you have to worry about are your living and travel expenses. For additional financial assistance, you can apply for one of our scholarships or an OS-HELP Loan.
There are 29 degrees that can be combined with the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. Study programs vary for each degree.
The In-country Study program gives you the chance to spend two sessions of study overseas as part of your course. You’ll study at a partner university or institution, immerse yourself in another language, and experience the culture of your host country like a local. Read the monthly blogs of our students currently completing their In-Country Study.
Students also continue their studies with a series of projects that are supervised by UTS. Your study program will depend on your level of language competence, and the subjects and other learning experiences that are available at your host institution.
As part of your Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, you'll select one of 14 country majors. This will determine where you spend your In-Country Study (ICS).
Asia: China | Japan
Europe: France | Germany | Italy | Spain | Switzerland
The Americas: Canada (Quebec) | Latino USA | Mexico | Argentina | Chile | Colombia | Costa Rica
We offer six languages, which are determined by your country major. Classes cater for a range of proficiencies, from beginner to advanced.
Career options are generally based on the professional component of your degree. View individual career information for your chosen Bachelor of Arts in International Studies degree.
What the students say
Bachelor of Communication (Media Arts & Production) / Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (Switzerland)
I chose to study International Studies to push myself out of my comfortable bubble and experience what our big, wonderful world has to offer.
Kristen is currently completing her In-Country Study at L’université de Neuchâtel in Switzerland. To find out more, read Kristen's monthly blog.
Bachelor of Construction Project Management / Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (Spain)
I chose to study the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies so that I could gain a greater perspective of people, cultures, landscapes and languages of the world.
Ben is currently completing his In-Country Study at Universidad de Autónoma de Barcelona in Spain. To find out more, read Ben's monthly blog.
Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science / Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (Argentina)
One of the major skills I developed was adaptability. Nothing in Argentina happens the way it is meant to; sometimes it seems like the rules are rewritten everyday, especially when it came to things like getting our student visas or ordering money from abroad. Over the year, I learned to be more adaptable to these sort of situations, and see the humour in them.
Alana is currently completing her In-Country Study at Universidad del CEMA (UCEMA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. To find out more, read Alana's monthly blog.
- UTS Handbook entry: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
- UTS Future Students course information: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
- Read more about the In-country Study program.
- How to apply
- Teaching and Learning Coordinator, Associate Professor Julie Robert
For more information contact the UTS Student Centre