Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
Please contact Info Corner to discuss other study options.
Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Info Corner for more information.
Engage with the challenges, opportunities and diversity brought about by a rapidly changing global environment.
From policy making in China to community development in South America, graduates of International Studies at RMIT land upon a range of dynamic careers across the globe.
You will gain knowledge of global intercultural, social, linguistic and political issues and processes. Offering specialist studies in topics such as global interconnectedness, international relations and languages other than English, this program lets you choose your own adventure.
As part of your studies you will undertake a professional internship with an international organisation either in Australia or overseas. You will also have access to overseas exchange programs and study tours as part of a close-knit and vibrant student community.
Our graduates possess the initiative, independence, language and entrepreneurial skills to face the challenges of working and managing within and across culturally diverse environments.
If you have a passion for international affairs and cultural diversity, this program will prepare you for a highly versatile, articulate and imaginative future.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
This program includes a variety of learning experiences to communicate knowledge and ideas about culture, language, technology and globalisation in historical and contemporary contexts, including:
- work placements
- rich online study environments
- study tours
- real-world projects.
You will be assessed on a wide range of tasks including:
- professional and project writing
- essay writing
- class presentations
- group work
- online discussion and other online activities
- case studies
- problem solving and analysis
- industry-based assessment
Academic staff have close connections with government, industry and professional associations in the fields of international relations, international development and international education.
Staff and students regularly collaborate with government, industry and civil society groups through:
- joint projects
- research links
- advisory boards
- management committees.
All programs are delivered in English. You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
You will undertake a professional internship with an international organisation in Australia or overseas as part of your studies.
Previous students have completed their internships in organisations and locations such as:
- United Nations, Geneva
- Australian overseas missions in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Paris and New York
- UN Development Programme offices in Lebanon and the Philippines
- UN refugee agencies in Turkey and Washington
- International Organisation for Migration in Vietnam, Egypt and Colombia
- Australian Chamber of Commerce in Beijing
- Plan International in the UK and Australia
- NGOs and project management companies in Melbourne.
Student interns have engaged in activities such as supporting diplomatic staff, providing services to refugee youth, project managing at women’s rights organisations, and strengthening business ties between international firms.
This program also includes research training that culminates in the international research project, which you many complete while on your international internship.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
This program prepares you for professional employment in a range of local and overseas organisations with international orientations including government, business, non-government organisations and community organisations.
You will have knowledge of international systems and global processes, cross-cultural negotiation and management, and strategic and ethical leadership.
Graduate destinations include:
- OXFAM (Asia Pacific)
- UNDP (Sudan)
- UNICEF (Indonesia)
- QANTAS (Global)
- Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Beijing)
- Sky News (UK)
- Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (Melbourne).
- international business manager
- international educator
- international aid worker
- international development worker
- international policy adviser
- foreign affairs officer
- civil service
- communications officer
- social researcher
- international political analyst
This program prepares you to apply your knowledge of globalisation, language and culture in international workplace settings.
You will undertake a professional internship with an international organisation overseas or in Australia. You will also have the opportunity to participate in overseas exchange programs and study tours as part of a close-knit and vibrant student community.
Watch the video of a recent study tour that explored the final year in Timor-Leste's war for independence (1999), with a particular focus on the socio-political crisis across 2006 to 2008. Students learnt of the circumstances around how the conflict unfolded and gained a sense of its consequences, in particular the possibilities for peace and security in the aftermath.
Students are encouraged to take 1 semester of the program at a partner university. RMIT University has exchange partners all over the world including Mexico, China, Chile and more. By combining international exchange, professional internship and international research projects, you may be away for an entire year. Financial support is available through scholarships, RMIT travel grants and government loans.
RMIT’s Education Abroad Office (EAO) supports students to undertake an exchange or short term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.