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Bachelor of International Studies

Macquarie University

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As a Macquarie student, you can undertake many of our degrees on campus or online – or a combination of both. Our multimode approach offers you optimal choice and flexibility without compromising on quality. In response to COVID-19, Macquarie has a number of initiatives in place to ensure students and staff remain safe. Check the most up-to-date Macquarie University advice about COVID-19 arrangements.

The world is getting smaller. Borders are blurring. Countries are becoming more interdependent. Globalisation, cross-border trends and foreign policy are affecting society more now than at any other time in history. We are truly a global community of citizens, and so the ability to understand, evaluate and engage with global problems and world issues across the social, cultural, political and economic spectrum is a highly valued skill.

The Bachelor of International Studies, which combines the study of cultures and global society with the acquisition of advanced foreign language and communication skills and knowledge about global diversity and mobility, will equip you with transferable intercultural skills that are highly valued in today’s globalised job market.

Areas of study

Chinese international studies, Croatian international studies, French and francophone international studies, German international studies, Italian international studies, Japanese international studies, modern Greek international studies, Russian international studies, Spanish and Latin American international studies.

Career opportunities

Aid and development officer, international business manager, international law consultant, marketing manager, policy adviser, public sector adviser, tourism and travel consultant, transnational business or corporations consultant, transnational or global communications officer. After further study: teacher.

Fees and charges

Visit the Macquarie University website for current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Guaranteed selection rank: 78.00

Other applicants

Refer to Macquarie University general admission criteria.

Further information

View all details of this degree on the Macquarie University website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2022)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

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