Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBA(Intl)
CRICOS code072741M
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield, Clayton)
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  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students have a maximum of eight years to complete this course.
  • This course has a compulsory overseas study/exchange component. Students may select arts units from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus. Students may also select units offered in off-campus mode.


The Bachelor of Arts (International) allows students with an international focus to specialise in the study of languages, international relations and intercultural communication.


The course aims to produce Monash arts graduates with high levels of language proficiency, knowledge and understanding of international issues, good intercultural competence, and the ability to function effectively in international professional and social domains.


This course consists of a major, a minor, a core unit and additional units to a total value of 144 points.

For information on majors and minors, refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook at


Students must complete the following:

(a.) one of the following options (72 points):

  • a language major (including relevant electives in culture studies) (48 points), and an international studies minor (24 points)
  • an international studies major (48 points), and a language minor (24 points)

(b.) ATS2671/ATS3671 Managing intercultural communication (6 points)

(c.) another arts first-year sequence (12 points)

  • students are encouraged to consider studying an additional language

(d.) a further 54 points of electives (from arts or another faculty):

  • students may use these points towards a double major in international studies and a language; by combining some of the core arts requirements, students can complete a double major in two different arts disciplines. For more details on this option, contact the Faculty of Arts.

(e.) This study must include a minimum of one and a maximum of three semester(s) abroad at another Monash campus or designated overseas university (ie exchange partner).


Bachelor of Arts (International)