We are all connected! As the world globalises and nations and economies become more integrated, it is vital to understand our world and the ideas, cultures and beliefs of our international neighbours and trading partners. By studying International Studies at Monash South Africa, you will be acquiring the skills needed to compete in the international marketplace of products, ideas and knowledge.
Rooted in the Programme of Political, Philosophical and International Studies (PPI) in the Political, Social and Development Studies cluster of the Faculty of Social and Health Sciences (FSHS) at Monash South Africa, International Studies is its own interdisciplinary area of study that brings together aspects of politics, international relations, philosophy, history, cultural studies, development issues, globalisation, economics and migration studies.
The International Studies major recognises Africa’s unique contribution to globalisation and the challenges faced as international integration becomes a global norm. In choosing this Major, you will be equipped with the knowledge you need to understand the world in which you live, as well as to define your place within it. You will also have the opportunity to practice what you learn through one of two internships offered by the Major at third year level. Essentially, International Studies brings to life the issues and events that have shaped, and continue to shape the world.
Following this three-year degree, the Bachelor of Social Science Honours with a specialisation in International Studies is also offered, as a well as a research Master of Philosophy on completion of your Honours degree.
To amplify your studies and shape your career of the future, choose to double major at no additional cost when studying a Bachelor of Social Science. Pair your International Studies major with Political Studies, Philosophy, Development Studies, Criminology, Geography and Environmental Science, or Sociology, or a non-Social Science major such as Economics.
Completing your Bachelor of Social Science at MSA, with a specialisation in International Studies, will help you build a successful career in the following career opportunities: