Bachelor of International Studies (Dean's Scholar)

Course summary

If you are a high-achieving and motivated student, the International Studies (Dean's Scholar) program will give you an enriched educational experience and empower you to analyse and appreciate the diversity of the global community. The Bachelor of International Studies (Dean's Scholar) will teach you a diverse skill set to facilitate analysis of national and global issues, focusing on the global forces and interactions that increasingly influence domestic politics. This degree will equip you with a theoretical background to understand the international political and social world, proficiency in a language and the ability to analyse real case studies.

The Dean’s Scholar program includes a member of academic staff to advise you on matters concerned with your degree, as well as an annual textbook/resource allowance, and designated study space. 

What you will study

You will examine the relationships between politics, society, culture, language, and history on a global scale. Core subjects include Introduction to International Studies, Methods in International Studies and Politics, and Senior Seminar in International Studies. In second year, you will choose between one of two majors: International Relations and Global Sustainable Development

As part of the degree, you will also study a language minor, and you can choose from Mandarin, French, Italian, Japanese or Spanish. You will also be encouraged to study abroad or undertake a study tour.

 

Course information

Study area

Arts & Humanities, International Studies

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

323

ATAR-SR

93

IB Score

35

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

081893J

UAC Code

753131

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Recent Secondary Education Admission Criteria These criteria may be used to gain admission to this course for students who are currently in year 12 or have recently completed their secondary education.

Recent secondary education students can gain admission to this course via non-ATAR or ATAR-based options.

NON-ATAR ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options students may be admitted on the basis of criteria other than ATAR.

Non-ATAR admissions at UOW take an individual approach to understanding potential for academic success. Each student is assessed based on key qualities across academic readiness, motivation & passion, planning & persistence, and communication & collaboration.

Early Admission

Students may be admitted to this course via Early Admission.

ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options, students may be admitted on the basis of ATAR or ATAR plus additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

Guaranteed entry selection ranks

The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 93 or an IB of 35. This includes the effect of adjustment factors.

Adjustment factors

Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. Find out more about UOW's adjustment factors.

Other Admission Criteria

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Any tertiary studies successfully completed at another institution prior to enrolment may lead to advanced standing, ie credit.   Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Please refer to UOW's Advanced Standing Arrangements for information on how to apply for advanced standing.

FEES

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the Dean's Scholar degree is competitive.
Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. Assessment of eligibility may also involve participation in an interview process.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.0

6.0

6.0

5.0

5.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

70

18

18

12

12

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Any tertiary studies successfully completed at another institution prior to enrolment may lead to advanced standing, ie credit.   Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Please refer to UOW's Advanced Standing Arrangements for information on how to apply for advanced standing.

FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$13,296 (2020)

$79,776 (2020)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2019.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2019

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2020 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 25 – 27 February 2020
Session: 2 March – 25 June 2020

Applications Close
Applications are not accepted for this course; eligible candidates will be identified by an internal selection process.

2020 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 20 July 2020
Session: 27 July – 19 November 2020

Applications Close
Applications are not accepted for this course; eligible candidates will be identified by an internal selection process.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate a sound understanding of key components of global society and key global challenges through insights and knowledge gained from multiple perspectives and disciplines.
2 Communicate effectively and ethically across a wide range of contexts..
3 Apply qualitative and quantitative analytical and problem-solving skills necessary for international studies careers and global citizenship.
4 Critically review interconnections between local and global issues and events as well as the historical and contemporary processes that have transformed the globe.
5 Display in-depth knowledge in one of the offered major areas of study.
6 Independently plan and execute a research or professional based project that demonstrates an understanding and critical analysis of the area of study.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of this degree, a student must complete a total of at least 144 credit points from subjects listed in the Course Structure below:

  1. LHA 102 Dean’s Scholars Seminar (6 credit points);
  2. The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of International Studies degree, excluding LHA101 (18 credit points);
  3. At least one of the two Majors listed in this degree: Global Sustainable Development or International Relations.
  4. At least one minor in a language other than English (minimum of 24 credit points);
  5. Electives to bring the total number of credit points to 144. To complete the credit points required for the degree, students can choose from the following options:
    1. Taking additional elective subjects;
    2. Turn their language minor into a major;
    3. Take an additional major from the Bachelor of International Studies; or
    4. Take an additional minor or major offered from the Bachelor of Arts or other degree. Students may not cross count more than one subject from a nominated minor into any other minor or major;
  6. Not more than 60 credit points in 100-level subjects; and
  7. Dean's Scholars are also required to maintain an average mark of 75% or better.

During the Bachelor of International Studies (Dean's Scholar) degree, students are strongly encouraged to undertake a semester of overseas study. However, it is not a degree requirement.

Majors and Minors 

For a list of the major and minor options available in this degree, please see the Bachelor of International Studies Course Handbook page. 

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

When you study International Studies at UOW, you step onto a world stage with global opportunities, including the chance to study abroad as part of your degree. You'll benefit from our expertise in international relations, and our involvement in issues of global development and sustainability.

At UOW, you will engage, interact and most importantly, be taught by experts in their fields. UOW staff are high-quality and passionate teachers and academics who are research leaders in security studies, international relations, political economy, settler colonialism, aid and development, and languages.

Career opportunities
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