Courses in Global and International Studies

Many universities in Victoria offer courses that include major studies in international studies, global studies, international relations, policy studies, politics, etc. that students keen on a career as a diplomat, or working in government or NGO’s, might be keen on studying.  Students should note that the prerequisite VCE subject for most of the degrees listed below is only an English or EAL. For a comprehensive list of all relevant courses (including the many other double-degree options) on offer at universities, visit VTAC


ACU International Development Studies International Development Studies.
Arts/Global Studies 


Business Studies, Drama, Economics, Global Studies, History, Literature, Mathematics, Media, Music, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, Sociology, Study of Religions/Theological Studies, Visual Arts.
Deakin International Studies Anthropology, Arabic, Chinese (Burwood, Waurn Ponds), Indonesian, International Politics, International Relations, Language and Culture Studies, Middle East Studies, Politics and Policy Studies, Spanish.
International Studies/Commerce Accounting, Anthropology, Arabic, Chinese, Economics, Finance, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Indonesian, International Politics, International Relations, Language and Culture Studies, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Middle East Studies, Politics and Policy Studies, Spanish.
Laws/International Studies Anthropology, Arabic, Chinese, Commercial law, Indonesian, International relations, Language and culture studies, Middle East studies, Politics and policy studies, Spanish
La Trobe International Relations


International Relations.
Laws/International Relations  Law, International Relations.
Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) Economics, Philosophy, Politics.
Monash Global Studies


Cultural competence, Global studies, Human rights, International relations, International studies, Languages.
Laws/Global Studies Constitutional law, Corporations law, Criminal law & procedure, International relations, International studies, Administrative law, Contract, Cultural competence, Equity, Evidence, Global studies, Human rights, Intellectual property, Languages, Law, Lawyers’ ethics in practice, Litigation and dispute resolution, Professional practice, Property, Taxation, Torts, Trusts.
RMIT Arts (International Studies) Cross cultural studies, Cultural diversity, Globalisation, History, Human rights, International development, International economics, International law, International relations, International studies, Language and culture studies, Language and literacy, Politics and policy studies, Social research methods.
Legal and Dispute Studies Dispute resolution and mediation, Human rights, Justice, Law, Law (Family), Law (civil), Law (criminal), Law (evidence), Law (information), Law (labour relations), Legal practice, Legal studies, Organisational processes, Social sciences, Sociology.
Swinburne Laws/Arts


Administrative law, Advertising, Australian law and statutory interpretation, Chinese, Cinema and screen studies, Civil procedure and alternative dispute resolution, Commercial law, Company law, Competition law and policy, Contract law, Copyright, Creative writing and literature, Criminal law and procedure, Criminology, Digital advertising technology, Environmental sustainability, Equity and trusts, Federal and state constitutional law, Global studies, History, Indigenous studies, Intellectual property law, Japanese, Journalism, Legal practice and professional conduct, Media industries, Misleading conduct, Patents and designs, Philosophy, Politics and international relations, Professional writing and editing, Property law, Social media, Sociology, Taxation law, Trademarks and related rights.
Uni Melbourne Arts


Ancient world studies, Anthropology, Arabic studies, Art history, Asian studies, Australian Indigenous studies, Chinese societies (minor), Chinese studies, Classics, Creative writing, Criminology, Development studies (minor), Economics, English and theatre studies, English language studies (minor), Environmental studies (minor), European studies (minor), French studies, Gender studies, Geography, German studies, Hebrew and Jewish studies, History, History and philosophy of science, Indonesian studies, Islamic studies, Italian studies, Japanese studies, Knowledge and learning (minor), Law and justice (minor), Linguistics and applied linguistics, Media and communications, Philosophy, Politics and international studies, Psychology, Russian studies, Screen and cultural studies, Sociology, Spanish and Latin American studies.
VU Community Development Community development.