2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) | 2018

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of International Studies (Honours)



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Total Credit Points:



1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

On campus (face-to-face)

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BIntSt (Hons) consists of 50% coursework and 50% research work. The coursework is divided into two subjects, each worth 12 credit points. The first subject is compulsory for all students - LHA 401, The Writer: Critic, Analyst, Voice; the second coursework subject is a disciplinary-specific subject, PAIS470 Research in Politics and International Studies.

The research component of BIntSt (Hons) takes the form of a research thesis (24 credit points), devised and completed under the supervision of an academic employed in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts. Co-supervision may be arranged, with the approval of the Faculty's Honours Coordinator.

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

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 demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Independently plan and execute a research-based project or piece of scholarship that demonstrates in-depth understanding and critical analysis of the area of International Studies
2 Demonstrate advanced theoretical knowledge and critically reflect on, synthesise and evaluate information, problems, concepts and theories.
3 Communicate a coherent and sustained argument, explaining and disseminating research results and conclusions.
4 Apply an advanced knowledge of research, research integrity, ethics and the rights and safety of others, to independently plan and execute a substantial piece of research.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) program consists of coursework (which makes up 50% of the final mark) and a research thesis (which makes up 50% of the final mark).

Areas of Study

An Honours research thesis in the Bachelor of International Studies, may be focussed on a variety of topics. For more information on undertaking Honours in International Studies, students should contact the Discipline Leader, Politics and International Studies (PAIS), who will be able to guide on possible topics and recommend a potential supervisor.

Full Time Student

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
LHA 401 The Writer: Critic, Analyst, Voice 12
PAIS470 Research in Politics and International Studies 12
LHA 480 Thesis 24

Part Time Student

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
LHA 401 The Writer: Critic, Analyst, Voice 12
PAIS470 Research in Politics and International Studies 12
LHA 482 Thesis (Part-time) 12
LHA 482 Thesis (Part-time) 12


Click on subject codes in the above table for information on sessions of offer for each subject.To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page.

Honours Guide and Code of Practice (Honours)

The Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts Honours Guide provides detailed information on all Honours courses and can be accessed from the LHA Honours Programs page.

Students are advised to refer to the University of Wollongong web site for access to the Code of Practice - Honours.

Grade of Honours

Honours grades are calculated in accordance with the University’s General Course Rules.

Other Information

Further information is available via email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 24 November, 2017