International Studies

International Studies is about world issues.

Studying in this area involves learning about economic, political and cultural links between countries and being able to interact in international and multicultural contexts.

This includes learning about globalisation and global issues such as global warming and international responses.

Studying in this area may include learning a language.

NZ university majors related to this area

Examples of career opportunities

Knowledge about international issues is useful for a variety of careers (involving other qualifications too).

  • International businessperson
  • Journalist
  • Writer
  • Foreign affairs analyst
  • Development agency analyst
  • Non-governmental organisation (NGO) worker
  • Business consultant
  • Trade advisor
  • Politician
  • Teacher
  • Diplomat
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

139% of national
median earnings


Employment

64%
Employed
3%
Unemployed
24%
Further study
9%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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