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International Studies plays a key role in the internationalisation of the UTS teaching and learning experience both in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and across the University. In the Bachelor of International Studies students develop:

  • intercultural communication skills
  • professional workplace skills through work integrated learning experiences
  • research skills in international contexts.

These skills are embedded in core learning experiences that teach students about:

  • cultural diversity and social change in Asia and Europe
  • processes of regionalisation, internationalisation, transnationalism and globalisation as well as their local receptions
  • a suite of Asian and European language and culture subjects.

Staff in International Studies also conduct research in the above areas.

Staff also supervise research students completing higher degrees by research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

International Studies is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the following teaching programs:

  • the Bachelor of International Studies, which can be combined with most other bachelor's-level degrees at UTS
  • the Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment, which is a combined course with the following bachelor's-level degrees at UTS:

    - C10399 Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment

    - C10410 Bachelor of Health Science Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment

    - C10411 Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment

    - C10412 Bachelor of Management Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment

    - C10445 Bachelor of Economics Bachelor of Sustainability

  • the Bachelor of Criminology (C10446), which is also available as a combined course with the following bachelor's-level degrees at UTS:

    - C10448 Bachelor of Criminology Bachelor of Forensic Science

    - C10447 Bachelor of Criminology Bachelor of International Studies

  • the Diploma in Languages (C20059)
  • the Australian Language and Culture Studies.

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International Studies

Bachelor of International Studies

Globalisation has dramatically increased the importance of having an international outlook. Leading employers value people with strong communication skills and those who can work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The Bachelor of International Studies, which can be combined with most other bachelor's-level degrees at UTS, is designed to give students those much sought-after skills.

The Bachelor of International Studies introduces students to languages and cultures of the non-English-speaking world and teaches them about contemporary societies in Asia and Europe.

In the International Studies component of the combined degree, students select one of six language majors (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish) and one of the following three pathways:

1. Language, Culture & the Professional World: includes an internship and option of a short study abroad experience (2-6 weeks) overseas.

2. Language, Culture & Global Exchange: includes an internship and a 6-month global exchange at any UTS partner university.

3. International Honours: includes a full year at a relevant partner university where students complete an honours level research project.

Language, Culture & the Professional World

This pathway is ideal for students who want to undertake all or most of the Bachelor of International Studies in Australia. Learning experiences focus on learning languages from the non-English-speaking world and students deepen their knowledge about contemporary societies in Asia and Europe. Students also complete an internship at an international organisation. Students who choose this pathway have the option of completing an International Intensive Elective (2-6 weeks) at a university overseas. Virtual options may be possible (depending on availability).

Language, Culture & Global Exchange pathway

This pathway is ideal for students who want to undertake six months of study overseas. Learning experiences focus on learning languages from the non-English-speaking world and students deepen their knowledge about contemporary societies in Asia and Europe. Students who choose the Language, Culture & Global Exchange pathway will organise a 6-month Global Exchange with UTS:International at any UTS partner university in a semester that fits with their study plan. Students are required to meet living costs while overseas for all options. Living costs in some countries are higher than in Sydney. Students also complete an internship at an international organisation.

International Honours pathway

This pathway is ideal for students who want to undertake one-year of study overseas. Learning experiences focus on learning languages from the non-English-speaking world and students deepen their knowledge about contemporary societies in Asia and Europe. For students who apply for admission into the International Honours pathway, the language choice guides the country major specialisation. For example, students who choose Italian will have the opportunity to apply for a one-year International Honours to be completed at a host university in Italy. During this year, students will study at their host university in their language major and complete an applied research project under the supervision of a relevant UTS academic. Students undertake this 'embedded' International Honours in the same number of semesters as students in the other streams, i.e. it does not include any extra time at university.

Students admitted to the Bachelor of International Studies will be contacted to submit an expression of interest for the international honours pathway after Autumn results are released in year 2.

Entry to the International Honours pathway is dependent on students meeting a credit average (or higher) in both their International Studies and professional degree after the Spring session of their second year of study and maintaining this in the third year of study.

Students must complete all components of International Research Methods and In-Country Study to be able to graduate with the Bachelor of International Studies (Honours).

Students who complete the subjects in the International Honours pathway are eligible for transfer into the appropriate undergraduate honours exit course on completion of all coursework. This transfer is managed by the Student Centre and occurs just prior to graduation. The Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) may be awarded with first class honours, second class honours division 1, second class honours division 2, and Pass level. The calculation of the Honours level will be based upon the 48 credit points of study completed in the UTS subjects 999781 International Research Methods, In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1 and In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2. These subjects are completed while students are overseas on In-country Study.

Language and culture subjects

Language and culture subjects are an important part of the Bachelor of International Studies. They are designed to prepare students for further study in the country of their international studies major.

The Bachelor of International Studies has no prior language requirements. During students first year of study, they will complete a language level survey to ensure they commence their language and culture study at the appropriate level.

International Studies also offers the teaching of Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish for all UTS students.

UTS students can access language and culture subjects in one of the following ways:

  • as part of an undergraduate combined degree program in international studies
  • as part of the Diploma in Languages (C20059)
  • as a sub-major within a degree where this option is available
  • as elective subjects in any other UTS degree, with faculty approval, or
  • as non-award subjects.

Students are encouraged to study a language other than English, not only to gain a communication tool, but also to gain an understanding of another culture and society, which is a valuable skill in a globalising world. UTS: International Studies does not usually give recognition of prior learning for any previous study of languages. The language and culture subjects admit students at different levels and cater to various levels of linguistic competence in order to enhance each student's communicative ability. Students in a combined degree in international studies are asked to contact UTS: International Studies regarding any issues with their language and culture subjects.

UTS students who want to study languages not offered at UTS are asked to apply via concurrent/cross-institutional enrolment to the university that offers the language they wish to study. Students need to plan ahead and check the deadline for when cross-institutional applications close at the other university. International Studies is unable to assist with cross-institutional enrolments.

UTS students who wish to engage in language and culture studies at UTS, but not for credit towards a degree, are admitted as fee-paying, non-award students. Allocation depends on the availability of class spaces after UTS award students have enrolled. Students from other institutions can enrol in language and culture subjects as cross-institutional students. Application forms for non-award or cross-institutional enrolment may be downloaded from the UTS website.

In all cases, classes are only taught at UTS if student numbers permit.

Enrolment procedures for language and culture subjects

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of International Studies and the Diploma in Languages (C20059) are required to enrol in language and culture subjects as denoted by their study plan.

Other UTS students who wish to study a language and culture subject as part of a sub-major or as an elective in their degree need to obtain approval from their faculty before they enrol in the subject.

All students undertaking a language and culture subject at UTS for the first time need to complete a level assessment to ensure that they are placed at an appropriate class level.

International Studies reserves the right to place students in a class that is appropriate for their level of language proficiency.

The procedure for students who wish to take UTS: International Studies subjects as electives or sub-majors is as follows:

  • Students must, at the earliest opportunity during the enrolment period, request permission from their faculty to study the subject by submitting an e-request. When submitting an e-request for a language subject, students must complete the additional fields under the Language Subject Details section. More information is available at language assessment.
  • Once the subject is approved, the Progressions, Results and Conferral team makes an initial assessment of the e-request by analysing the responses in the Language Subject Details section, in conjunction with the submitted supporting statement.
  • The Progressions, Results and Conferral team add the level 1 subject if students have little or no experience in the language, and then reply to the student.
  • For students with prior knowledge or experience in the language, their e-requests are forwarded to UTS: International Studies for processing.
  • Students who require an assessment need to attend a language session.

Students wishing to study a language as an elective are only granted approval if spaces are available four weeks before the beginning of session. Places in subjects are limited.

Credit points and workload

All language and culture subjects are taught over one session and have a value of 8 credit points. Most language and culture subjects taught on UTS campuses consist of four contact hours per week, spread over two days.

To cater for the different needs of students, each language and culture program has different points of entry depending on a student's language skill. Beginner levels concentrate more on basic communication skills; the higher levels introduce students to literature and culture in the language of study. Through the process of language acquisition, students are encouraged to obtain an insight into the relevant cultures.

Students with some level of background and/or competence in a language they intend to study are admitted to the language and culture subjects at a higher level to reflect their ability in that language. The level is determined after an assessment with an experienced language and culture academic staff member. These students are expected to improve their existing skills in speaking, comprehension, reading and writing.

Students in the Bachelor of International Studies follow a specific language and culture program by enrolling in a series of subjects – four for undergraduates in an international studies combined degree.

In exceptional circumstances students with advanced reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in a language may be exempted from further study in that language. Students in this position are encouraged to choose a secondary language from the UTS: International Studies language choices to make up the overall credit point requirements of the degree. Any amendments to an individual student's international studies program are subject to approval by the Head of School.

Diploma in Languages

The Diploma in Languages (C20059) is designed to be taken concurrently with an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree program at UTS. It facilitates university students' learning about language and culture and thereby broadens the opportunities associated with their professional degree.

This course allows students to gain exposure to international perspectives and consolidate their linguistic capabilities in a language other than English. Language options include: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. Language and culture subjects taken throughout the diploma draw on the UTS Model of Learning, which combines international and intercultural engagement with blended and research-inspired learning.

Academic English Program

Academic English – the language students are required to understand (when listening and reading) and produce (in writing and speaking) at university – has special features, which makes it different from the language people use in other contexts.

Postgraduate or undergraduate coursework students who have been identified as benefiting from developing their academic language skills are strongly encouraged to undertake Academic English: Communication Fundamentals (8cp or 6cp) as an elective.

Bachelor of International Studies (Honours)

In-country study (ICS)

In-country study (ICS) is an embedded key component of the Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) degree, subject to availability. It provides a unique opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the language and culture of another country, through a learning program at a host university, involvement in the life of the local community, and an applied research project that is supervised by a relevant UTS International Studies academic.

When?

Students taking the combined degree with a Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) must spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their language major. In-country study is usually taken in the fourth year of a combined degree.

Where?

All in-country study is taken in countries or regions where English is not the predominant language. In-country study is organised by UTS International Studies at over 60 universities in China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan or Spain.

Costs

In the Bachelor of International Studies (Honours), International Research Methods (8cp), In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1 (16cp) and In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2 (24cp) are full-credit subjects at UTS for which the student contribution is payable at undergraduate level.

International Studies can provide in-country study students with a letter stating the commencement and completion dates of their in-country study subjects to assist with the application or retention of student income support while enrolled in in-country study, though eligibility for this support is not determined by UTS. The costs of tuition at overseas universities are paid by UTS, except in cases where a scholarship has been awarded to a student with provision for these costs. Students are covered by the UTS Overseas Insurance Policy. Some host universities require additional insurance which UTS is not liable for. Students pay for their airfare, visa fees and other expenses, but will receive a contribution of up to $1500 towards their travel expenses from UTS. Students pay the costs of accommodation and other living expenses during their period of in-country study. Students should be aware that living costs vary between locations and can be higher than in Sydney.

The UTS medical service is available to students for medical examinations for visas, vaccinations and other country-specific health advice.

More information about fees, including links to the relevant fee searches, can be found at Understanding fees.

Enrolment in in-country study

In-country study academic prerequisites (undergraduate)

Before undertaking International Research Method and In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1, students must have completed and passed:

  • 99218 Intercultural Communication
  • four language and culture subjects approved by the international studies program
  • the contemporary society subject relevant to the language major, and
  • all the required subjects in the student's professional degree program

In exceptional circumstances, students may be enrolled in their In-country study subjects within the Bachelor of International Studies if they have not successfully completed and passed all earlier subjects in the combined degree. Students in this situation must seek advice from their In-country study major coordinator to determine their options and is subject to Head of School approval.

Before undertaking In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2, students need to have successfully completed 999781 International Research Methods and in-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1.

Students must complete all components of International Research Methods and In-Country Study to be able to graduate with the Bachelor of International Studies (Honours).

Content and assessment

While undertaking in-country study, students with a basic level of language competence usually follow a program of study that continues to develop their knowledge and understanding of the host country's language and culture. Those whose level of language competence is adequate study subjects related to the development of the contemporary society of the host country – history, economics, politics, society and culture – alongside students from that country.

Students typically undertake a reduced study load at the host institution compared to local students. In addition to the classes attended, all students are expected to complete assignments administered by the School of International Studies and Education, and these, together with a satisfactory report from the host institution, are the basis for assessment.

Students may not credit any subjects completed at their host university during the period of in-country study towards the professional component of their combined degree.

Conditions of participation for in-country study

Before students engage in a period of in-country study, they may be required to meet appropriate financial, health and enrolment requirements. They are also required to agree to be governed by UTS: International Studies' conditions of participation for the period of in-country study and to abide by the rules and regulations of the host institution and the laws of the host country. The conditions of participation are as follows.

As a student of UTS participating in the subjects In-country Study 1 and In-country Study 2 within the International Studies program, I understand that I remain subject to the rules, codes of conduct, policies and procedures of UTS (see rule 2.1.1) and undertake to:

  1. accept financial responsibility for all personal expenditure, accommodation, airfare and visa payments and for all costs that are additional to those subsidised by reimbursement by UTS; additional costs may include insurance or social security payments required by host universities. Noting that UTS will reimburse a generous contribution towards international travel costs
  2. meet all academic requirements that precede the period of in-country study
  3. abide by the 'Rules and regulations for in-country study travel (undergraduate)' arrangements as set out by UTS International Studies
  4. participate in all pre-departure preparation specified by UTS International Studies and abide by deadlines in the processes of collating necessary information for travel and university enrolment arrangements
  5. advise the appropriate faculty and UTS International Studies of any changes in an academic program while overseas in accordance with applicable UTS dates and the guidelines of UTS: International Studies
  6. abide by the laws of the host country
  7. abide by the rules and regulations of UTS and the host institution (see rule 2.1.5)
  8. behave personally and professionally in an appropriate manner as a representative of UTS
  9. check UTS email regularly and respond within three working days to any requests for information from UTS otherwise UTS may contact the host institution, next of kin or the Australian consulate
  10. consult with staff of UTS International Studies and advisers at the host institution should any problems arise in relation to academic or other matters during a period of in-country study
  11. agree to UTS contacting the host institution or my next of kin should UTS become concerned about my wellbeing during the period of in-country study
  12. where required by UTS, provide UTS with a letter from a medical practitioner and/or relevant professional who has previously treated me, confirming:
    1. that I am fit to participate in and complete the period of in-country study
    2. whether I require a Travel Management Plan or other additional arrangements to manage my medical condition, illness or disability, and, if so, providing a copy of that plan or instructions for additional arrangements required
  13. agree that:
    1. UTS reserves the right to refuse permission for me to participate in a period of in-country study where:
      1. UTS reasonably believes that there is a real and significant risk of my illness, condition or disability resulting in harm or injury to me or to others while I am overseas
      2. I fail to provide a Fit to Travel certificate from a medical practitioner and/or relevant professional where requested to do so at any time prior to departure by UTS, or
      3. UTS is unable to reasonably comply with any travel management plan or additional arrangements proposed by a medical practitioner and/or relevant professional
    2. UTS cannot guarantee that host institutions are able to meet the needs of all students, and in some cases students may be advised to complete in-country study by means of approved alternative subjects in Sydney
  14. agree to UTS sharing my personal information with the host institution for the purposes of in-country study arrangements, including information relating to any medical condition, illness or disability, and any related travel management plan or other additional arrangements required by a medical practitioner and/or relevant professional
  15. agree to register all travel with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Travel Advisory (online) and International SOS Travel Tracker MyTrips
  16. agree that failure to abide by any of these conditions may result in disciplinary action (see rule 2.1.10).

Rules and regulations for in-country study (ICS) travel (undergraduate)

  1. The student will be solely responsible for booking and paying for ICS travel and travel-related costs, including a return airfare, a visa, and travel to and from the host city.
  2. Upon payment of their fare and commencement in country of ICS1, the student may seek reimbursement (to a certain value) from UTS International Studies towards their international travel costs.
  3. Major coordinators will inform students early in year 3 of the date by which the student must arrive at their ICS location, and the date after which the student is free to return from ICS.
  4. Once at their ICS location, a student may need to rebook their return flight to comply with ticketing procedures (airlines will not issue a ticket with the outbound and homeward legs more than 364 days apart)
  5. Students should return to Sydney only after completing their academic program at the host university. Students who wish to return to Sydney before their academic program has finished must have prior approval from their major coordinator.
  6. Undergraduate students are able to stay overseas for a maximum of 364 days from their departure date ex-Sydney. After this time, they will no longer be covered by UTS Insurance.
  7. Students will need to comply with instructions given by UTS on repatriation to Sydney for health or security reasons. Directions may be issued via the Head of the School, major coordinator or professional staff.
  8. Students withdrawing from ICS and returning to Sydney for personal reasons once they have travelled overseas but before the census date in the session in which they travel will not be eligible for reimbursement (to a certain value) of international travel costs associated with their ICS participation. If already paid, the student must return that payment to UTS.

Partner universities hosting in-country study programs

The following list is correct at the time of publication. However, International Studies reserves the right to make alterations to the location and content of any program of in-country study at any time.

China

  • Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing
  • Huazhong University, Wuhan
  • Renmin University, Beijing
  • Shanghai University, Shanghai
  • Tongji University, Shanghai
  • Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou
  • Yunnan University, Kunming
  • Zhejiang University, Hangzhou

France

  • Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, Caen
  • Université Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon
  • Université Bordeaux Montaigne, Bordeaux
  • Université Paul- Valéry Montpellier 3, Montpellier
  • Université de Reims, Champagne-Ardennes, Reims
  • Université Rennes 2, Rennes
  • Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg
  • Aix-Marseille Université, Aix en Provence
  • Université de Toulon, Toulon

Germany

  • Georg-Augustus Universität Göttingen, Göttingen
  • Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe
  • Universität Konstanz, Konstanz
  • Universität Köln, Cologne
  • Universität Potsdam, Potsdam
  • Universität Regensburg, Regensburg
  • Universität des Saarlands, Saarbrücken
  • Eberhand Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen

Italy

  • Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM, Milan
  • Politecnico di Milano, Milan (Design)
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan
  • Università degli studi di Bergamo, Bergamo
  • Università degli studi di Bologna, Bologna
  • Università degli studi di Siena, Siena
  • Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena
  • Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino
  • Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice

Japan

  • Gifu University, Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture
  • Hokkaido University of Education, Hokkaido Prefecture
  • Ibaraki University, Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture
  • Kagoshima University, Kagoshima City, Kogoshima Prefecture
  • Kanazawa University, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture
  • Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Kyushu University, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
  • Kyushu Institute of Technology, Iitsuka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
  • Niigata University, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture
  • JF Oberlin University, Machida City, Tokyo
  • Saga University, Saga City, Saga Prefecture
  • Saitama University, Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture
  • University of Shiga Prefecture, Hikone City, Shiga Prefecture
  • Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
  • Yokohama National University, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
  • Shiga University, Otsu City, Shiga University
  • Yamaguchi University, Kofu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Spain

  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona
  • Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid
  • Universidad de Cantabria, Santander
  • Universidad de Granada, Granada
  • Universidad de La Rioja, Logroño
  • Universidad de Málaga, Málaga
  • Universidad de Cádiz, Cádiz
  • Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza
  • Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona
  • Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona

Academic support and pastoral care

In-country academic advisers from each host university assist International Studies' staff in monitoring students' progress and provide academic support and pastoral care. At the end of each session of in-country study, the host university reports to International Studies on each student's progress. In-country major coordinators from International Studies maintain regular contact with students and with the host universities' academic advisers.

Before departure, students receive both a subject outline and a detailed study guide, which together outline the study program for each host university, including the range of subjects available, assessment guidelines and criteria and advice on practical matters associated with settling into the life of the local community. The study guide also includes contact numbers for Australian embassies and consulates.

An emergency policy has been developed and is in place. Prior to departure, students are advised of procedures to follow in the event of an emergency.

International Studies reserves the right to vary the in-country study component of the Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) program in the event of unsafe conditions in a particular region.

Intercultural Communication and Contemporary Society

In each pathway of the Bachelor of International Studies, students take two specific subjects that develop students’ intercultural skills and provide an introduction to the history, politics, economics and society of the country of their language major.

Intercultural Communication is designed to prepare students for the interpersonal and dynamic nature of working in increasingly globalised workplaces and multinational environments. This core subject is typically undertaken in student’s first year.

The Contemporary Society subjects provide an introduction to a specific country or region to ensure that students gain an understanding of its political, social and economic structures. No prior knowledge of the culture or skill in the language of the country concerned is required. All teaching is conducted in English. Contemporary society subjects are also offered as electives to all UTS students.

Social Science

International Studies and Education in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) is home to a suite of Social Science degrees, namely the Bachelor of Criminology (with combinations too) and the Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment (a combined degree with Business, Management, Economics, Science, or Health Science).

Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment

The Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment focuses on the big issue of our time. Sustainable development is challenging growth in every sector. Students study core subjects and choose electives from key streams that equip them with the knowledge to understand the interconnections between environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability and develop skills to address the complexity of achieving a sustainable future. Taken as a combined degree with Business, Management, Economics, Science or Health Science, students balance depth in their area of professional practice with multidisciplinary knowledge on sustainability needed to drive change. The Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment places a focus on student engagement with organisations, industry experts and local communities to build practical experience in tackling real-world problems and prepares students for careers in the ever expanding green economy across industry, science, government and NGO sectors, academia and business. Graduates are in demand in Australia and globally in sectors ranging from resources, consumer goods, agriculture, water and energy to eco-tourism, heritage conservation, public health and finance. The Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment is not available as a standalone degree.

Bachelor of Criminology

The Bachelor of Criminology is offered for the first time in 2022. The course focuses on applied Criminology and has been co-designed with extensive input from Industry and other stakeholders. The degree prepares students to respond to the changing nature of crime in the 21st century by addressing the realities of crime in an increasingly digital and transnational age. Students specialise in digital forensics & security, data analytics & research, justice & legal studies, or forensics and combine studies in these focus areas with practical social science knowledge and skills needed for professions focused on crime prevention, detection, enforcement or the broader social implications and challenges of crime. Course-long industry engagement prepares graduates to pursue careers at all levels of government, in law enforcement, criminal justice, corrections, border protection, the financial or insurance sectors, or within community organisations concerned with crime prevention and rehabilitation. Please note that the Bachelor of Criminology is also offered in combination with both the Bachelor of Forensics, or the Bachelor of International Studies.

Staff in involved in these programmes also conduct research in the above areas.

Staff also supervise research students completing higher degrees by research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Sub-majors, electives and non-award studies

Students at UTS can increase their intercultural skills by enrolling in a language and culture program and contemporary society subject. Students in any degree offered at UTS may be able to take these subjects as electives or as a sub-major, provided this is approved by their faculty.

Students can study Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

Sub-majors are available by combining three international studies subjects; three contemporary society subjects from an international studies sub-major (SMJ09034); a contemporary society subject and two relevant consecutive language and culture subjects from a specialist country studies sub-major (SMJ09036); or three consecutive language and culture subjects from a language other than English (LOTE) studies sub-major (SMJ09035).

Language and culture subjects and contemporary society subjects may also be taken as non-award studies.

Further information on these subjects can be found in the study package directory.