Bachelor of Global Studies

The Bachelor of Global Studies is designed for those who aspire to be leaders in making social change, this course enables students to find creative ways to tackle challenges facing cultures and communities throughout the world.

Innovative new course

There are a number of exciting features that set this course apart.

There are core units focusing on leadership development, a broad range of multidisciplinary electives, an overseas study component, a choice of three specialisations and the option of taking as part of a double degree course.

And underpinning this is a focus on the practical application of knowledge and skills to real-life scenarios.

The Global Scholars Program is available to support students financially for the international travel aspect of their course.

Leadership for social change

Central to the program are core units built around leadership for social change. Taken over three years, students will acquire a thorough understanding of forms of leadership, the drivers of social change, and how to apply their learning in practical and professional real-life contexts. Classes are delivered through workshops where students are engaged in problem-based learning.

The Bachelor of Global Studies is an interdisciplinary degree offering a choice of numerous electives. For example, students can take electives from history, communications, politics, sociology, human rights, criminology, languages or anthropology. This choice allows students to further tailor the degree to their interests.



International Studies

International studies is an interdisciplinary field of study that focuses on the lived experience of people in a variety of social and cultural settings.

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International Relations

International Relations examines the dynamics of global politics and economics, including the relationships between political institutions, international organisations, governmental and non-governmental actors.

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Global Cultural Literacies

Global Cultural Literacies is an interdisciplinary field that fosters awareness of language as a critical site of cultural interaction and negotiation, conflict and cooperation.

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International Relevance and Practical Experience


Career outcomes

The Bachelor of Global Studies course aims to cultivate a rich understanding of the interplay of local, regional and global forces. It will equip students with sharp analytical skills and flexible, imaginative and well-informed approaches to complexities underlying global challenges.

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Double degrees

Broaden your education and your career options with a double degree course. The Bachelor of Global Studies can be taken as a double degree course with the Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Science.

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Studying overseas

At Monash, we believe there is no better way to learn about a country than to experience the culture and lifestyle. From second year, students can study overseas. There is are a range of study abroad options available that are specific to the Bachelor of Global Studies course.

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Course Information

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Click here for fees, entry requirements and intake information for domestic and international students.

Major: 8 units (48 points) taken over 3 years. This is the area of study you choose to specialise in.

Minor: 4 units (24 points) taken from an area of study that is different to your major.

You must complete 48 credit points (8 units) of your course before you are eligible to go on exchange. Usually this means waiting until your second or third year of study to go on exchange.

We consider you an international student if you are not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
  • an Australian permanent resident.

Note: We consider Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents as local students.

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An extended major made up of 12 units (96 points) taken over three years.

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