Our graduates work in a wide range of fields, including local and national government, diplomacy and foreign affairs, international aid and development, the business sector (communications, human resources, analysts, marketing), law, international education, and social entrepreneurship.
Undergraduate (your first degree)
An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.
By studying International Studies
The world is your classroom
Gain hands-on international experience to help develop the skills to build an international career.
Your degree can take you anywhere
Gain in-country knowledge and have the opportunity to contextualise and apply your international knowledge, and impress potential employers with inter-cultural skills and experiences.
Tailor your degree to suit your interests with 9 majors, 27 minors and 7 types of international experiences on offer.
I have travelled to 27 countries, across four continents and completed four international work placements in Argentina, India, Malawi and Kenya.
Bachelor of International studies / Bachelor of Commerce graduate
At Deakin, students have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, make lifelong international connections and add value to their degree through one of our many international experiences.
Global experiences include in-country language programs, a trimester of study at an overseas university exchange partner, an international internship or an approved short term study abroad program or study tour.
Onshore opportunities also exist for students who wish to undertake international experience locally. Students can learn a language or participate in an approved onshore internship with an international organisation.
Relevant and Rewarding Research
Undertaking a study in International Studies also provides vast opportunities in research including:
- Research in politics
- Research on experiential learning
What do our staff and students say?
The international experience I undertook at Deakin has been so beneficial for me professionally, socially and personally. I lived in a rural village in South India for a month as part of my internship, building social enterprises with Australian organisation 40K.
Bachelor of International Studies and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) graduate
Alex is currently based in Sri Lanka assisting with coordination and communication between the UN Mission in Sri Lanka and the GoSL in response to the country's current drought.
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