2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of International Studies (Dean's Scholar) | 2018

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of International Studies (Dean's Scholar)



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



4.5 years 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)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751309


The Dean's Scholar double degree aims to provide an enriched educational experience for high-achieving, motivated students. This degree is for students hoping to make a contribution to fields of study through teaching or research, or as professionals.

This double degree program enables students to combine the international focus of the Bachelor of International Studies with critical perspectives on humanities and social inquiry offered by the Bachelor of Arts. There are strong complementarities between the two degrees due to their inter-related perspectives and focus on internationalisation and globalisation.

Dean's Scholar Degrees

Dean's Scholars have the opportunity to attempt subjects not normally available to first-year students. Students may be granted exemption from certain first-year subjects and be permitted to extend their subject load, enabling them to complete the degree in less than the normal time frame and enter Honours in their third year. 

Dean's Scholar students benefit from:

  • Access to shared study and workspace;
  • Yearly text book/resource allowance for full-time students;
  • Limited printing privileges;
  • Specialisted subjects LHA 102 Dean's Scholars Seminar and LHA 302 Dean's Scholars Research Project;
  • Opportunities to attend academic and higher degree research workshops and seminars.

The Faculty Heads of Students oversee the program and have regular meetings with students. On successful completion of the degree program, Dean's Scholars will be guaranteed admission to Honours.

To remain in the program, students must maintain an average of 75% in each year of study. If the student's average falls below 75%, the student will be transferred into the Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of International Studies 1818.

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

The course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.

Please refer to the handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes. Further information about major learning outcomes for the BA is available under the relevant BA major page.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of this degree, students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points.

The 216 credit points shall include:

  1. LHA 102 Dean’s Scholar Seminar and LHA 302 Dean’s Scholar Research Project (12 cp in total);
  2. The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of International Studies;
  3. One of the majors listed for the Bachelor of International Studies;
  4. A minimum of a minor in a language other than English (students may elect to take a major in a language);
  5. At least one of the majors listed for the Bachelor of Arts;
  6. A second major (minimum 48 and maximum 60 credit points), or a minor (minimum 24 credit points), from within the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts; and 
  7. Electives to bring the total credit points to 216;
  8. No more than 90 credit points in 100-level subjects;
  9. A clear pass in the core 300 level subjects.


Click on subject codes in the above course structure for information on sessions of offer for each subject.

To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page.


Students completing this degree will complete at least two majors. One chosen from the Bachelor of International Studies, and one from the Bachelor of Arts.

As part of their Bachelor of Arts Component, students in this double degree will also choose either a second BA Major, or a BA Minor.


Students can take Minors as part of their double degree program provided they meet the requirements set.

Information regarding minors, including which subjects to take to complete a minor, are available on the 2018 General Schedule of Minors.

Minors appear on the transcript (i.e. academic record), but do not appear on the testamur. To have a minor study recorded, students must submit an Application to Declare or Change Intended Major/Minor.


Work Integrated Learning

Undertaking a work integrated learning (WIL) experience during your university education is now a significant contributor to being competitive in securing employment in your field of choice when you graduate from UOW.

The Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts internship program provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their degree in a workplace setting.

Students' are also encouraged to consider CRLP200 (6cp). CRLP200 includes a quality assured workplace internship or industry project to give you that competitive edge by developing your professional skills through authentic learning in a real world context. You will focus on your career goals and receive career direction guidance, strengthen your resume and gain skills to navigate the rapidly changing world of work, develop your communication skills and begin to build a professional network.


Honours is a further one year full-time (or two years part-time) course that provides training in independent research.  Students who complete the double degree with the required academic standard in the relevant major are encouraged to proceed to either the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or the Bachelor of International Studies (Honours). Honours may be undertaken by students who meet the requirements for enrolment.  Please refer to the Honours handbook pages for the single degrees for further information about these degrees.

Other Information

For further information email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 27 February, 2018