BACHELOR OF CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
The Bachelor of Contemporary International Studies (BCIS) is a fully NZQA-accredited three-year degree.
The programme provides students with opportunities to explore key areas and within them to specialise in a number of fields: International Business, International Relations, Japanese Studies, and TESOL & Language Studies. Graduates from the degree will have the tools to succeed as global citizens in the modern world.
Graduates will become able to think critically and solve problems in creative ways, and will be able to use more than one language, and communicate cross-culturally and inter-culturally.
The Bachelor of Contemporary International Studies is an accredited interdisciplinary degree programme taken over three years of full-time study. Students may elect to obtain a major in a specialist area of study (International Business, International Relations, Japanese Studies, and TESOL & Language Studies).
The course also includes eight compulsory interdisciplinary papers, and six language and culture papers. In their final year, students will undertake an original, independent research project on an interdisciplinary topic.
PRACTICAL WORK EXPERIENCE
You can choose to do an internship as part of the course of study. You will be placed in a study-related internship with a local, national or international provider. Your internship gives you 100 hours of practical on-the-job experience in ‘real world’ professional settings, and will provide you with informed, regular supervision which will help you integrate theory with practice.
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- University Entrance
- New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 4)
- Graduation from high school in home country
- IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5 or equivalent score on an acceptable international English proficiency test
- 360 credits, three years, full-time
- 24 papers, internship options available
- Eight compulsory interdisciplinary and research papers
- Six language and culture papers
- Students can choose a major or take a general course.
- 30.501 Principles of Economics (15 credits)
- 40.501 Introduction to Environmental Sustainability (15 credits)
- 50.501 Introduction to International Relations (15 credits)
- 90.602 Internationalism (15 credits)
- 90.501/601 Research/Study Skills 1 and 2 (30 credits)
- 90.701A/B Interdisciplinary Project 1 and 2 (30 credits)
FURTHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates who complete their Bachelor of Contemporary International Studies to a high level may apply to enter a postgraduate programme of study such as the Master of Contemporary International Studies.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Contemporary International Studies programme may be able to work in a wide variety of fields in administrative and management capacities. They will have the language skills and intercultural communication understanding required to function at a high level in today’s global arena of commerce and international relations.