Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and 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 - it is the student's responsibility to take this requirement into account when making decisions about their unit choices and study abroad experience. 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.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate high levels of language proficiency
  • analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge from a range of sources
  • apply critical understanding and analysis to the literature within the humanities, arts and social sciences
  • demonstrate an understanding of the present interpretations and potential future developments in the issues underlying the content of and approaches to the disciplines they have studied
  • apply critical understanding of personal and cultural understandings, ethical attitudes, and (where appropriate) the physical and aesthetic appreciations that underpin traditional liberal arts education
  • demonstrate advanced skills of written and oral presentation, argument and analysis
  • demonstrate the capacity to apply these studies in the changing circumstances of intellectual life and of the profession they are likely to inhabit
  • apply a critical awareness 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.

Areas of study

Students complete the requirements of the following majors/minors according to the option chosen at (a.):

Language and culture studies are available in the following available languages: Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Ukrainian

For the specific requirements of arts majors and minors and information on other arts units refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook at


Students must complete the following:

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


Bachelor of Arts (International)