Duration
4 years
Intakes
Sep Feb
Study mode
Full-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
 
Local students
USD 52,096
RMB 320,000
Foreign students
USD 52,096
RMB 320,000
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The BA International Studies is organised in three thematic pathways. Students studying in the International Studies programme are strongly recommended to follow one of these pathways. For each pathway the modules have been designed to sequentially build upon each other. Each pathway gives you a thorough introduction into a more specific area of international studies in the second year, develops the scope of the themes in the third year and allows for specialisation in the fourth year. In each pathway there is a core module for every semester and a number of options. The pathways are:

  • International relations/ comparative politics pathway;
  • Development and gender studies pathway;
  • World History Pathway.

Entry Requirements

Preliminary year (year one of four) entry

  • Applicants must be at least 17 years of age at the start of the course.
  • Students from 12-year education systems are normally required to have graduated from High School. Applicants for all degree programmes should have achieved at least four grades B's at GCSE, or an equivalent level qualification.
  • Minimum English language requirement
    • IELTS 5.5 with the writing band no less than 5.0
    • TOEFL (IBT) 71 (minimum 17 in any element)
    • PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51)

Qualifying year (year two of four) entry

  • Students from twelve or thirteen year education systems, or who have studied a recognised foundation course, are not usually required to complete a preliminary year. Instead they may study a three year degree. Year two entry applicants should have achieved a minimum of:
    • GCE A Level: BBB-AAB
    • IB Diploma: 30-34 points
    • HKDSE 544
    • Indian Standard XII 75-85%
    • A recognised foundation programme
    • 1-2 years of study at a recognised institution
    • An international equivalent
  • Minimum English language requirement
    • IELTS 6.5 with the writing band no less than 6.0
    • TOEFL (IBT) 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)
    • PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55)