Bachelor of Global Studies

Designed for those who aspire to lead social change, and to find creative ways to tackle the global challenges facing cultures and communities.

Where this degree could take you

This course is designed to tackle the most important challenges that the world’s communities face. With core units focussing on leadership development and including an overseas study component, Global Studies graduates will be prepared to work in in a wide range of government and non-government fields:

  • Diplomacy
  • Politics and government
  • Environmental sector
  • International development
  • Foreign affairs
  • International relations
  • Trade
  • Defence
  • Immigration
  • Human rights
  • Mediation
  • Lobbying
  • Advocacy
  • International communications specialist
  • Non-government sector

Monash Arts has over 76,000 alumni (graduates) across the globe, and working in a diverse range of industries. To read some of their stories and get an idea of what's possible, visit the Arts Alumni Career Journey website.

Study overseas

Integral to this course is study overseas that can be completed across a full semester, or taken intensively. You could take units offered at a Monash international location, join in one of our many study tours, or study at one of our prestigious partner universities.

We have student exchange agreements with over 160 partner institutions in more than 35 countries across the UK, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Oceania and Asia, a study centre in Prato, Italy, and a campus in Malaysia, studying a semester or two in places like Norway, Japan, Germany and Mexico is easier than you think.

Industry connections and internship opportunities

We have partnerships for Arts internships around the world. Enrol in an Arts internship unit to get hands-on experience and study credit at the same time. Open up new pathways and opportunities for your career.

Find out more about internships and industry partnerships.

The Bachelor of Global Studies Industry Advisory Board

Our Bachelor of Global Studies has an Industry Advisory Board whose members are actively involved in providing the BGS academic team with direct links into business, government and the social sector. These links are particularly important for students' final year where they have the opportunity to do practical field work.

Our board members are also on hand at Bachelor of Global Studies events such as the Welcome Lecture, Open Day, and other special occasions, giving students and their parents the opportunity to ask questions and be inspired by the possibilities ahead.

Interdisciplinary research

Whether you’re pursuing a career in academia, industry or the not for profit sector, undertake research at an undergraduate level with the support of the Centre for Undergraduate Research Initiatives and Excellence (CURIE). CURIE provides a range of interdisciplinary research experiences that supplement your studies and expand your networks.

Double degrees

Double your career opportunities with a double degree in four years. Available double degrees with Bachelor of Global Studies:

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CRICOS code: 083203B